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What is the Ryzen 2500u frequency range?

Question asked by natis1 on Jan 12, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2018 by ayushn212

I just got my HP Envy x360 with a Ryzen 2500u and I am looking to get a longer battery life on Linux (Gentoo) by saving some power by underclocking it, and vice versa when the device is plugged in..


lscpu reports the following about the CPU:


CPU MHz:             1636.924

CPU max MHz:         2000.0000

CPU min MHz:         1600.0000


cpupower frequency-info seems to confirm this:


driver: acpi-cpufreq

CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0

CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 0

maximum transition latency:  Cannot determine or is not supported.

hardware limits: 1.60 GHz - 2.00 GHz

available frequency steps:  2.00 GHz, 1.70 GHz, 1.60 GHz

available cpufreq governors: ondemand userspace powersave conservative performance schedutil

current policy: frequency should be within 1.60 GHz and 2.00 GHz.

                The governor "conservative" may decide which speed to use

                within this range.


For reference my kernel is 4.15rc7 and I am using the "git" version of linux-firmware.


Is this information correct? Every Intel CPU I have ever owned allowed me to downclock to 800MhZ. ARM is even better, allowing either 200MhZ or 100MhZ depending on the manufacturer. Furthermore, the maximum frequency seems low, especially compared to the 3.6GhZ boost clock promised for the 2500u.


And if not, how can I get a larger frequency range?