AMD’s official stance on the Ryzen Master discrepancy is the following:Full details at AnandTech.
“Ryzen Master, using [the same] firmware readings, selects the single best voltage/frequency curve in the entire processor from the perspective of overclocking. When you see the gold star, it means that is the one core with the best overclocking potential. As we explained during the launch of 2nd Gen Ryzen, we thought that this could be useful for people trying for frequency records on Ryzen.”
“Overall, it’s clear that the OS-Hardware relationship is getting more complex every day. In 2018, we imagined that the starred cores would be useful for extreme overclockers. In 2019, we see that this is simply being conflated with a much more sophisticated set of OS decisions, and there’s not enough room for nuance and context to make that clear. That’s why we’re going to bring Ryzen Master inline with what the OS is doing so everything is visibly in agreement, and the system continues along as-designed with peak performance.”
AMD clarifies Best Cores vs Preferred Cores for Ryzen
Posted on Friday, Nov 22 2019 @ 23:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck