Processor owners of AMD Ryzen 3000 will probably be excited to hear that there is a new third-party utility in the works that promises to boost the performance levels of these CPUs while reducing power consumption.
Guru3D highlighted the ClockTuner for Ryzen (CTR), created by ‘1usmus’ (Yuri Bubliy) and expected to launch in September (Bubliy is also the developer of the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen).
CTR works by automatically applying undervolting to each CCX (core complex) present within the Ryzen CPU, in addition to overclocking, allowing cooler running, better performance and less overall power consumption.
The software is a free one, so when the tool comes out, everyone can grab it and it is compatible with all motherboards, with Ryzen 3000 CPUs as described (and also Threadripper 3000 silicon). 1usmus promises that it will work with future Ryzen 4000 processors as well.
What kind of boost might you expect? 7% performance boost is received by AMD’s 3900X in one example scenario, with power consumption reduced by even more – almost 10%. Roughly speaking, speed boosts in the order of 5 % can be expected to go up to 10% , but any mileage would obviously differ (depending not only on the chip, but on its silicon lottery quality).
The downside could be that with a per-CCX overclock across all the CPU cores as we see here, single-core speeds could theoretically lose a couple of hundred MHz (as the overclock is applied to all cores) in some instances, so again depending on your exact Ryzen processor, apps or games that rely on single-core performance might not be as good.