AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs Don’t Feature Manual Overclocking, Microsoft To Deliver Optimizations In Windows 11
The recently announced AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D Zen 4 3D V-Cache CPUs may not have overclocking support like their predecessors.
AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs don’t get full overclocking support, Microsoft is working on Windows 11 optimizations for multi-CCD chips
In a Q&A with the press, AMD confirmed that their Ryzen 7000 X3D 3D V-Cache CPUs will benefit from more advanced tuning features such as PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) and the Curve optimizer, but it appears that manual overclocking or any voltage regulation is still. without discussion.
AMD is recommending users to use Curve Optimizer as it offers the best balance of overall CPU performance, but hard overclocking is blocked just like the previous generation Zen 3D V-Cache chips. According to the red team, the voltages have become more aggressive this time, going up to 1.4V against the 1.1V limit on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU. The L3 lumped memory featured on the chip is very sensitive to high temperatures and overvoltage and it is possible that the chips could break if these are adjusted, so there is a hard lock just like the previous generation. So the AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs are all about the limited voltage they have to take advantage of PBO and Curve Optimizer.
You can see the full specs page for the 7950X3D missing “Unlocked for overclocking” and replaced with “AMD Expo Memory Overclocking Technology”:
Last year, when AMD launched its Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, former Head of Technical Marketing Robert Hallock stated that they were quick to get the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU to the gaming market, so it’s likely for AMD to have enough time to mature. it may have future generations of 3D V-Cache chips that support overclocking just like any other CPU. Now AMD has finally improved its first-gen models, offering more auto-tuning options and higher clock speeds to work with, but for full manual overclocking, it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer.
There were also some reports that overclocking was bypassed by some overclockers and we know for sure that some motherboard vendors were working on a BIOS for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D to enable overclocking support, but that didn’t happen and AMD struck. difficult with restrictions which meant those plans had to be scrapped.
AMD and Microsoft will optimize Windows 11 for hybrid chip architecture designs
In addition, Microsoft and AMD are also working to optimize dual-CCD Ryzen 7000 X3D configurations within Windows 11. This is the first time that AMD is launching a CPU with two very different chips. One CCD will be configured with a 3D V-Cache (plus lower clocks) while the other will be configured with a standard Non-V-Cache die but run at faster clocks (up to 5.7 GHz) . This is also the first time that boost clocks are rated as high as non-3D parts, but it remains to be seen how Windows 11 optimizes workloads and usage on those CCDs as games will clearly benefit from 3D V -Cache. Single-threaded workloads will benefit more from other non-3D formats.
The optimizations will come through AMD’s own chipset drivers, which will select from a variety of games that benefit from the increased V-Cache solution. This is a process that takes time to mature, so it’s likely that we’ll see improvements months after the launch of the Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs.
News source: Tomshardware
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