AMD will release BIOS updates to deliver proper boost frequency
The internet is abuzz with news of how the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors not achieving the boost frequency listed. der8auer went the distance of collecting data from his fans to find out if any of these CPUs ever hit the intended boost clocks. Few, if any did, and it seems like AMD has taken note of the issue and has published an update to address it.
AMD is pleased with the strong momentum of 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors in the PC enthusiast and gaming communities. 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.
So there you have it, a BIOS update will be released next week via your motherboard vendors to deliver you the boost frequencies you deserve. Have you observed less-than-promised boost frequencies with your AMD Ryzen 3000 processor? Let us know!
Pokdepinion: It’s nice to see such responsiveness from AMD!