As per title, I use the default setting in BIOS and from windows task bar, I see that the frequency is capped at 3.43ghz. Do I have to enable XFR somewhere in the bios? I'm using ryzen 1700x and asus crosshair motherboard. Thanks.
You may do better moving this to the Processors section.
More Ryzen users likely to see it.
XFR will automatically activate providing you have not overclocked the CPU in the Motherboard bios, or using the Ryzen Master Tool. As soon as you overclock, XFR and all power saving features are disabled.
Ryzen 1700X has a 3.4Ghz base frequency, which can boost to 3.8Ghz when all cores are in use. For single and dual threaded applications XFR will boost to 3.9Ghz, providing your CPU has enough Thermal headroom available.
amdmatt so would putting a permanent OC of 3.8GHz is pretty much pointless on a 1700X? Well, other than synthetic benchmarking.
Depends if you determine overclocking as pointless. If you want XFR enabled, run stock.
If you want to keep power saving and overclock, you'll need a motherboard with P state overclocking options. Or you can use Ryzen Master Tool and apply an overclock when needed (gaming), when the system is idle just click the C button in Ryzen Master to return to stock values.
BCLK base overclocks for higher ram frequencies etc .. using p-states enabled is now possible with 3rd beta bios 1403 ( 1006) for asus ch6 boards...!
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