1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 4, 2017 12:21 PM by mistered

    Ryzen R7 1700 power options and boost clock observation


      Though it is suggested  over the forums to set Power Options to High Performance to prevent lag or shorten the dynamic clock response on the Ryzen CPU, I've notice that hardware monitoring will not be able to display the the boost value. You will only see it on Max column sometimes compared to a Balance settings. I tweaked the High Performance settings's Minimum power state from 100 to 80 percent and saved it as my High performance work plan.


      The Ryzen 7 1700 now down clocks to 2555 and scales to  2695, 3194, 3742 mhz. With the High performance, it always at 3196 mhz.


      Ryzen R7 1700

      Sapphire RX 470 4GDR5 OC

      Asrock AB350 Pro4

      G.Skill 32 GB (2x16G) F4-3000C14D-32GVK DDR4-3000 Ripjaws V

      Antec True Power Classic Gold 550W


        • Re: Ryzen R7 1700 power options and boost clock observation

          That is the trade off with with using the High Performance power option. The CPU is always at maximum speed. Also, if you overclock the CPU in any way the CPU is always at maximum speed. That is true no matter what power option you select.


          I found that out when I used the ASUS AI Suite 3 tool to automatically optimize my Ryzen 1700X. It boosted its speed from 3400 MHz to 4000 MHz. Now the CPU speed is always at 4000 MHz even if I were to select the Balanced power option.