AMD Ryzen 3000 Processors have Underclocked Boost-Clocks for Longer Life-Span

Earlier this week, user shamino1978, an ASUS employee mentioned that AMD has deliberately lowered the boost clock on its Ryzen 3000 series of processors for longer life on a forum post over at overclock.net. This confirms the rumors of the 3rd generation processors being underclocked that have been appearing on forums for over a month now.

Last month u/e0da46 posted on r/Amd regarding how he got his Ryzen 9 3900X to boost to 4.6GHz. He based his analysis on the fact that different CPU instructions generate different amounts of heat and wrote simple C programs to check the boost across each of them. From his test results, it can be concluded that the CPU was running faster under cooler workloads; or in other words, was thermal throttling.

AMD Ryzen 3000 different boost clocks
Source: guru3D

Moreover, according to testing done by guru3D, Ryzen 7 3800X shows different boost clock speeds with different motherboards. At the time, they concluded that it was due to better optimizations by ASUS as compared to other motherboard manufacturers.

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As per the ASUS employee, AMD has limited the boost behavior on the ASEGA versions to ensure better longevity for the Ryzen 3000 processors. He also hints to a more customizable version releasing in the future. While quite vague, this probably means an update that will give users the option to go for a higher boost clock at the cost of durability. We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.

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Ambarish Sengupta
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