Here's something you don't see every day: 1usmus, developer of AMD Ryzen and author of DRAM Calculator for Ryzen, unveiled a new power plan that creates an average magnification of 200 -250MHz on AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors (including the upcoming sRTX4 based Threadripper 3000 series). This is absolutely insane given that turbo watches are usually very fixed in processors and AMD users will suddenly be able to get much higher dollar performance for parts they have already purchased.
1usmus Custom Power Plan for AMD Zen 2 based processors increases turbo boost by up to 250MHz! Works well on 3900X and 3950X
This developer has been working on AMD Zen 2 processors for quite some time and seems to have made great progress in optimizing the power state of the company's new Ryzen 3000 processors to the extent that they work on a network very solid 200-250MHz clock boosts. Keep in mind that when it comes to multi-core counting processors, such as the 3900X and 3950X, even boosting the 200-250MHz clock speed can quickly start to great benefit. According to the developer, the mod will work on all Zen 2 based processors, including the upcoming Threadripper series:
Will all processors get an upgrade?
– Yuri (@ 1usmus) November 2, 2019
That said, according to 1usmus, fashion currently works best on dies with at least two CCDs (ie more than 8 cores) such as the Ryzen 3900 and 3950X, while others will see "positive gains". That means you can expect even higher performance gains for the upcoming Threadripper series, which even has more than two CCDs.
The AMD programmer states that he has sent an official recommendation to AMD and hopes it will become part of the official stack soon enough. Considering that AMD has always been very open to suggestions and improvements, I wouldn't be surprised that this upgrade will be officially announced soon enough (maybe as a setup in the control panel?).
Release Date – November 4
First of all, this applies to 3900X owners and future 3950X owners. I sent the relevant recommendation to AMD, I really hope that it will be implemented at an official level in the near future. @AMDRyzen @LisaSu @Thracks @amd @msitweets #Ryzen
– Yuri (@ 1usmus) November 2, 2019
Here's the interesting part, but the processor is actually increasing energy efficiency with this new power plan. 1usmus achieved this with an optimized load balancing approach. While the official AMD stack loads bad kernels (kernels that may not increase as high), the custom stack loads the best kernels, allowing for higher boosts and an increased power efficiency curve. The AMD stack also uses multiple kernels with uneven load distribution, while using 1usmus as an individual plan only uses two "good kernels.
This is absolutely great news for AMD customers and something that just adds to its image of "nice wine" as far as software stack is concerned There is a common belief that AMD parts only increase power and efficiency from day one and this personalized plan is a testament to that. to try the new plan for download it from here:
Download a customized 1usmus AMD power plan for the Ryzen 3000 series here
You can find the download link along with the instructions in the original article published by 1usmus. and read the whole article published by the developer at TechPowerUp, since no one can explain their findings better than the person himself. Bearing in mind that AMD is usually pretty quick to respond to things like what I expect ct AMD to respond to and soon enough.
1usmus Ryzen Power Plan – Fix issues with gain, idle, and smoother frame rates. Enjoy.
Processor owners with two or more CCD devices will notice the maximum effect.
– Yuri ( @ 1usmus) November 4, 2019