AMD offers Ryzen Balanced Power Plan for Windows 10

Posted on Friday, Apr 07 2017 @ 13:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD published another blog post with tips on how to improve the gaming performance of Ryzen. Since the introduction of its new line of processors, AMD has recommended gamers to use the "High Performance" power plan of Windows 10 to achieve maximum gaming performance. Now the company has created a special Ryzen Balanced power plan that promises to achieve almost the same performance gains as the High Performance power plan, but at a lower power consumption.
In short:

  • The AMD Ryzen™ Balanced power plan still permits aggressive power management. There should be little difference between the OEM Balanced and the Ryzen Balanced plan. We’re interested in your feedback!
  • Performance of the AMD Ryzen™ Balanced power plan should be on par with the High Performance plan. We're interested in your feedback on this, too.
  • Finally, if you see a third-party tool reporting “idle” clocks in the range of 3200-3400MHz, you can be virtually certain that the core is actually sleeping and the tool is simply reporting the last known P-State.
  • AMD Ryzen power plan for Windows 10

    The report also reminds gamers there's a new performance optimization update for Total War: Warhammer that can boost Ryzen 1080p HD gaming performance by up to 10.5 percent.

    Additionally, AMD announces it will roll out the Ryzen Master 1.0.1 tool on April 11. This update will report temperatures more accurately and will no longer require High Precision Event Timer (HPET):
  • Ryzen Master now reports junction temperature, rather than tCTL, by automatically removing the tCTL offset on the AMD Ryzen 1800X, 1700X, and 1600X processors. See the “temperature reporting” section of this blog for more context on tCTL.
  • The installer no longer enables or requires HPET when Ryzen Master is installed with a system running an AGESA 1.0.0.4-based BIOS. See the “let’s talk BIOS updates” section of this blog for more context on AGESA 1.0.0.4.


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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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