AMD Issues Statement on Low Ryzen 3000 Boost Clocks, BIOS Update Coming

Many Ryzen 3000 series users have been reporting that their new Ryzen 3000 series processors are not hitting their advertised boost clocks that AMD has advertised. Famous overclocker Der8auer came to the same conclusion, where in his testing the Ryzen 9 3900X only hit its advertised boost clock speeds 5.6% of the time. This has lead to series allegations against AMD for “false advertising”, which we talked about extensively on the podcast this week.

Because of these allegations AMD has not issues a statement regarding these lower than expected clock frequencies. Apparently it is an underlying BIOS issue that is responsible. Here is the full statement…

“AMD is pleased with the strong momentum of 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors in the PC enthusiast and gaming communities. We closely monitor community feedback on our products and understand that some 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen users are reporting boost clock speeds below the expected processor boost frequency. While processor boost frequency is dependent on many variables including workload, system design, and cooling solution, we have closely reviewed the feedback from our customers and have identified an issue in our firmware that reduces boost frequency in some situations. We are in the process of preparing a BIOS update for our motherboard partners that addresses that issue and includes additional boost performance optimizations. We will provide an update on September 10 to the community regarding the availability of the BIOS.”

So hopefully this new update will fix the boost problem. We will conduct our own testing when the new update comes out and let you know!

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