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Old 03-09-19, 03:34 PM
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AMD responds to Ryzen boost clock controversy - BIOS updates are coming

Expect to hear more on September 10th.




Read more about AMD's response to the Ryzen 3rd Gen Boost Clock controversy.

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Old 03-09-19, 04:04 PM
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Does anyone else find it strange that they didn't make sure their CPUs boosted properly before launch? I know there's always teething problems, but this seems critical.
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Old 03-09-19, 04:18 PM
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I don't see it as a problem tbh. It's a max clock speed you'll see on a single core. Not many people only use one core anymore.

Most people are just upset they aren't getting 50-100mhz more clock speed that honestly won't improve performance much especially since most people who would care are gamers.
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Old 03-09-19, 04:43 PM
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Single core boost is pretty crucial in gaming, actually.
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Old 03-09-19, 04:47 PM
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Few games now would only load a single core, which is what the max boost refers to, so it probably wouldn't apply to many games post DX11/~2010. Though we're talking about ~25Mhz difference, this is a marketing move, they only defined what the Max Boost actually was about a week ago.
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Old 03-09-19, 05:24 PM
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I've seen my 3700X hit 4375MHz & 4392MHz after prolonged period of gaming, but only on 1 or 2 cores. My 6700k when left long enough used to always hit 4.2GHz on all cores. I guess people have gotten used to how Intel does things, and expect AMD to be the same.

Der8auer is kind of right to call it out and draw attention to it just to force a statement from AMD.

Personally though, I don't care about an extra 25MHz, the performance is there for me and that's what matters.
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Old 03-09-19, 05:28 PM
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X570 is still working out the kinks. I love that AMD are getting called out on their B.S. advertising though, even though I am quite happy with my 3900X. I've never seen 4.6Ghz either, but it doesn't bug me like it bugs others.
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Does anyone else find it strange that they didn't make sure their CPUs boosted properly before launch? I know there's always teething problems, but this seems critical.
They might have on launch, we've seen quite a few revisions of AGESA and BIOS updates since then and this might have been missed. Fix one bug and up pops another 10. I am normally pretty cynical about these sort of things but the fact AMD have acknowledged it and are preparing a fix is alot more honest than you would see many other companies doing. They could quite easily have gone the standard IT problem issue and blamed something our end.
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If they say it boosts to 4.X amount then it SHOULD be the standard of MOST cpus.... There was no need for this bull marketing, AMD cpus are a great as they are.

But when only like what was it 6% of the 3900x boosts to their STATED amounts then AMD SHOULD be called out...
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Old 03-09-19, 06:25 PM
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I wish some of these tech companies would simply do what BMW did years back: under-rate their stats. BMW began UNDER-rating the HP numbers of their cars, and now are seen sort of as "under promising / over-delivering" (whether that's true or not is debatable). If AMD would just publish lower marketing numbers, imagine how it would look when Joe Average buys a new AMD rig that boosts HIGHER than it's marketing claims. They'd be getting heaps of praise instead of scorn, and all they need to do is change the marketing.
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