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AMD's Robert Hallock explains Ryzen 3rd Gen's Precision Boost Overdrive tech

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AMD's Robert Hallock explains Ryzen 3rd Gen's Prescision Boost Overdrive tech

AMD's Robert Hallock explains Ryzen 3rd Gen's Precision Boost Overdrive tech

AMD's Ryzen 3rd Generation processors ship with a boatload of new features, but one of the most notable changes to the product stack comes in the form of improved support for Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO).

With Ryzen 2nd Generation, AMD's Precision Boost Overdrive technology was designed to deliver more power to AMD's processor to enable higher all-core boost clock speeds when specific power and cooling conditions were met, allowing a form of CPU overclocking that works entirely within AMD's specifications. With Zen 2 and Ryzen 3rd Gen, this feature will get even better. 

How does AMD make things better? Simple, Ryzen 3rd Generation CPUs can now use precision boost overdrive to enable higher single-core boost clocks (up to 200MHz higher), maximising single-threaded performance while also delivering boosted all-core clock speeds. With this feature, AMD has provided automatic overclocking that offers both single-threaded and multi-threaded performance advantages, which is great news for both gamers and content creators. 

In the video below, AMD's Robert Hallock describes the technology in detail, highlighting how the company's Precision Boost Overdrive technology functions in practice, and why it is better than what the company offered with Ryzen 2nd generation CPUs. 


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01-07-2019, 15:49:22

RobM
liking the sound of thatQuote

01-07-2019, 16:55:22

NeverBackDown
I'd be interested in seeing how it compares to manually overclocking. Would be useful information for the people who don't care about overclocking and SFX sized systems where cooling performance limits high overclocksQuote

01-07-2019, 18:43:16

AlienALX
So in essence what he is saying is that to get the most out of a new Ryzen you need an X570 motherboard, basically.

All well and dandy, but he can keep his Pee B.O. That sounds pretty rancid Quote

01-07-2019, 21:02:22

Bartacus
Precision boost works pretty well on my 2700X, 4.35Ghz on all 8 cores with one bios setting. It's the first system I've ever used where manual overclocking almost seems pointless, considering that boost.Quote

01-07-2019, 23:47:26

Avet
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
So in essence what he is saying is that to get the most out of a new Ryzen you need an X570 motherboard, basically.

All well and dandy, but he can keep his Pee B.O. That sounds pretty rancid
You will get what says on the box if you use old chipsets, and low end X570 motherboards. Fair enough. If you pay more for a good X570 board you will get extra without any hustle, just because you have a better board. That sounds nice, and it is very good for common people.

And you can also ignore all that he said, slap some decent cooling, overclock the bejesus out of your CPU, and get all the performance, all the time. Which is what will all permanent residents in OC3D ward certainly do. Quote
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