Though they haven’t been sales successes, we can’t deny that they’re much faster than the Ryzen 5000. This is at least partly thanks to their increased frequencies—with the new generation, up to 800 MHz have been added. Of course, there’s a limit to how high these frequencies can go, because with the AMD AGESA 220.127.116.11 BIOS update we’ll have a Ryzen 7000 Boost Frequency Limiter which prevents uploading more than 5.5GHz when more than 4 active cores are in use.
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs offer the highest performance in certain productivity benchmarks, and they’re also a big step up from the 5000 series in terms of gaming FPS. However, when compared to the 5800X3D, it’s still not the best choice for gamers. Nonetheless, there’s no denying that AMD has gone one step further with their new line of 16-core processors that are both energy efficient and capable of reaching speeds above 5 GHz (if you don’t mind high temperatures).
The new AGESA 18.104.22.168 lets us lose up to 250 MHz in the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs
Back when the Ryzen 7000 was first released, there were reports of lower than expected frequencies on some models. This was due to a boost frequency limiter that kept multi-core loads from reaching their full potential. However, this feature did not make it into the final version of the CPU that reached store shelves – meaning we were able to see higher frequencies after all. Now thanks to skater bench, we know that with the latest BIOS update and AGESA 1 0 00 3 , this boost frequency limiter has finally made its way into retail versions of Ryzen 7000 series processors.
Are you looking forward to the C-State Boost Limiter on Ryzen 7000 CPUs? We are! This update will help lower frequencies when we update AGESA to the latest version of 2022. According to recent tests with NopBench and a Ryzen 7950X, this difference could be as much as 200-250 MHz less in thrust. With AGESA 22.214.171.124, we saw boost frequencies between 5.8 GHz and 5.65 GHz, whereas with AGESA 126.96.36.199, the boost frequency was more like 5.75 GHz to 5 .4 GHz – a significant difference!
Are you looking for ways to increase the performance of your Ryzen 7000?
If so, there are a few things you can do to achieve this. One option is to use the Curve Optimizer with negative values. This allows you to get a better Frequency/voltage curve than what the factory offers. Not only will this help increase your frequency, but it will also lower voltage consumption and temperatures. Another thing you can do is set the Precision Boost with Fmax Boost Override at +200MHz. However, keep in mind that this may not have any effect on frequencies when the limiter arrives since you would need add 103MHz at asynchronous frequency ECLK. So, if you’re looking to increase the performance of your Ryzen 7000, give these methods a try.
ASUS ROG motherboards have a BIOS option called Mid-load boost. If you keep this activated after the update with the Ryzen 7000 Boost limiter, frequencies will increase sharply. Finally, after all these changes, we can see the difference between all these options in the charts. For example, we can see how the Ryzen 5950X goes from 5.48GHz to 5.72GHz with best adjustment of ECLK – an improvement of approx 200MHz.
We expected the power loss to be greater with the Boost frequency limiter, but according to the chart, it’s only about 2%. This is in the worst case scenario using 3DMark CPU profile. We should see a bigger difference in Cinebench R23. Even though we adjusted the negative values in Curve Optimizer, our Ryzen CPU will consume less power overall. So it’s still good practice to use the limiter.