AMD details recent Ryzen performance updates

AMD details recent Ryzen performance updates

AMD details recent Ryzen performance updates

AMD details recent Ryzen performance updates

 
AMD's new Ryzen architecture is a huge departure from the norm, offering a new processor design that was developed from the ground up, rather than as an incremental improvement over previous generation hardware. While this has yielded AMD's the best performing CPUs to date, it has also introduced a lot of issues with older software, which was simply not designed with Ryzen in mind. 
 
Today things are changing, with increasing numbers of developers taking the performance of AMD hardware seriously and optimising their software packages to run well on both major CPU brands, which bodes well for consumers moving forward. 
 
In AMD's latest Gaming Blog update, the company showcases some recent software improvements that help Ryzen CPUs achieve higher levels of performance, both in gaming and productivity applications. 
 
The first of these software improvements is Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider, which has up to a 28% performance improvement in performance thanks to a Ryzen specific software update. This will allow PC players to play the game with even higher framerates with ease, with average framerates now exceeding 150FPS at 1080p High Settings on a GTX 1080. 
 

  

AMD details recent Ryzen performance updates

 

The second update shows an even larger performance boost, which comes as part of ZBrush' 4R8 update. This update improves Pixologic Light placement when using a real-time viewport, which offers an insane 204,772% performance boost. 

This update only fixes a specific performance issue on ZBrush, but it is certainly a worthwhile update for Ryzen users. Now this operation happens in a mere 11ms, which is a tiny amount of time. For comparison, a 60FPS framerate offers one frame every 16.66 milliseconds. 

 

  
AMD details recent Ryzen performance updates

 

These performance updates are only for specific titles, but it does show that developers are starting to take Ryzen optimisation seriously. 

Back in April, AMD told us that they had shipped over 300 developer systems since Ryzen's launch and plan to deliver over 1000 by the end of 2017, clearly planning to get developers to optimise their products for Ryzen and create stronger ties to the software development industry. 

This is still very early days for Ryzen, but it is clear that AMD is taking software development seriously with this release, especially given Ryzen's positions in the desktop, server and eventually mobile markets. 

 

You can join the discussion on Ryzen's recent performance boosting software updates on the OC3D Forums

 

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25-06-2017, 17:20:25

NeverBackDown
As I said when I posted this in the quick news, it's all nice to see major improvements, but that Zbrush improvement of 204,772% is skewed and better not show up in any marketing material... soo misleadingQuote
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