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AMD respond to Ryzen boost clock debacle, fix coming soon

Published: 16:30, 03 September 2019
Updated: 09:00, 02 October 2019
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AMD Ryzen

AMD released statement regarding the recent Ryzen 3000 series boost clock speed debacle. The tech giant confirmed they are aware that some Ryzen CPUs are not boosting to their advertised speed and that fix for this issue is coming soon.

Earlier this year, AMD successfully launched their new Ryzen 3000 CPU lineup. The third generation of Ryzen is the first desktop processor on 7nm technology and it improved on its predecessor massively, especially in games.

However, shortly after the CPUs officially hit the shelves, the early adopters started to notice strange issues with the boost clock speeds. Ryzen CPUs failed to reach the advertised boost clocks and the latest investigation from the well-known overclocker confirmed that the problem was even worse than it initially looked. 

Der8auer's survey included the data of 2,700 systems from users who run the single-threaded benchmark on Cinebench R15 and record the maximum clock speed using HWInfo. Most users reported that they were not able to hit the advertised boost clock, though many were within 25 MHz.

Today, AMD have released an official statement regarding this issue. Here's what the tech giant had to say on the matter:

"We closely monitor community feedback on our products and understand that some 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen users are reporting boost clock speeds below the expected processor boost frequency.

While processor boost frequency is dependent on many variables including workload, system design, and cooling solution, we have closely reviewed the feedback from our customers and have identified an issue in our firmware that reduces boost frequency in some situations.

 We are in the process of preparing a BIOS update for our motherboard partners that addresses that issue and includes additional boost performance optimizations. We will provide an update on September 10 to the community regarding the availability of the BIOS,"
it's written in the statement.

AMD photo showing amd's new ryzen chip AMD Ryzen 3000

So there you have it folks, a BIOS update with the fix for boost issue should arrive pretty soon and more about the release date will be revealed next week. This is also good news for those who plan to get the upcoming 16-core monster Ryzen 9 3950X, which will hopefully, boost to its advertised 4.7GHz clock speed.

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