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zersoandones
Adept I
Adept I

Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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Hey guys,

First I would like to say that this is my very first AMD build ever but NOT my first computer build. I am coming from the intel camp over the AMD.

So as the title suggests. I built up my new system, installed the Ryzen master and it read to me that my base clock is 2.2Ghz. I am not sure why this is? isn't the base clock suppose to be 3.4Ghz on this thing? No before you go and shouting to me what are the specs of my system here they are:

  • nVidia Graphics Card
    •    Titan Xp (pascal GPU). Two of them
  • Desktop Build
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 64bit
  • Display Devices
    • Asus ProArt PA279. WQHD 2560X1440 @ 60hz using active DP
  • Motherboard + Bios Revision
    • Asus Rog Zenith Extreme Bios version 0503
  • CPU/APU
    • Threadripper 1950x
  • Power Supply Unit  Make, Model & Wattage
    • Corsair AX1200i Platinum
  • RAM
    • Corsair Dominator 23GB

I even took a picture of my desktop so that someone can see what I am talking about:

Prime Photos

Any information why this is happening would be appreciated.

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cem1950x
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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This is just P2 p-state (power saving).  P0 is the normal 3.4 GHz.  Put your computer in Performance or "Max" profile and it should stay at or over 3.4 most of the time.  The p-states on 1950x are 3.4 GHz (P0), 2.8 GHz (P1), and 2.2 GHz (P2).

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whiskey-foxtrot
Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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Keep an eye on it while putting some load on it. It's trying to trick you, but be careful - it will rip some serious threads!

On a serious note, take it for a spin; if it doesn't change, report back.

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stone_age
Adept III
Adept III

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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It's more than likely just the p-states which under-clocks it at little or no load like this:p-state.png

cem1950x
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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This is just P2 p-state (power saving).  P0 is the normal 3.4 GHz.  Put your computer in Performance or "Max" profile and it should stay at or over 3.4 most of the time.  The p-states on 1950x are 3.4 GHz (P0), 2.8 GHz (P1), and 2.2 GHz (P2).

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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recent processors all have dynamic clock systems, the so-called based clock is simply a default speed, when saturated the turbo boost kicks in for while as long as the cores do not get too hot and then back down when the load is reduced

my i5-2520m runs at 2.5 ghz but jumps to 3.2 when loaded hard on grid power, ryzen works the same way albeit with different clock speeds depending on the power use and heat

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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modern cpus can reduce clocks way down when idle, now < 1GHz and remain ready for work when needed

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zersoandones
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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Really I feel like a damn noob right now. How could I have forgotten about the p-states? wow...

Thank you for pointing that out. I am now reporting back 3.7Ghz on all cores. Happy camper.

Thank you for everyone else for being helpful and responding to my inquiry. Hope I was not to much trouble and provided as much information that was needed.

Zerosandones

whiskey-foxtrot
Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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No worries - that's why I posted to keep an eye out on the numbers; as you put load on it through p-states, you should see those jump up and devour whatever you throw at it!

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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this is why i called my old HD 6970 a power pig, 267W it needed all the power management possible

zersoandones
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Threadripper 1950X base clock at 2.2Ghz - Why?

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you did and the thing rips like crazy.

I did a fresh install of windows in 8 minutes with this thing. I had a 3960x before and the best I could get was 25 minutes.|

Thank you for all the help.