precision boost 2

  1. M

    Eco mode on 5900X reduces my idle at-the-wall power by 30W - how can I do the same without eco mode?

    I don't really understand how eco mode reduces my at-the-wall power from 78W to 48W at idle, when at idle the processor is using far less than the limits of eco mode anyway? I tried eco mode and found my single-core boost improved to a rock-solid 4950MHz, but understandably dropped all-core...
  2. FrgMstr

    AMD Precision Boost 2 and Wraith Prism Deep Dive

    For those of you fine folks that do not look at the new articles and reviews on the top of the HardOCP news feed, we published something that may be of interest to you in the wee hours of the morning, AMD Precision Boost 2 and Wraith Prism Deep Dive. If you are looking to get into a new CPU, I...
  3. FrgMstr

    AMD Precision Boost 2 and Wraith Prism Deep Dive @ [H]

    AMD Precision Boost 2 and Wraith Prism Deep Dive When AMD presented it new Precision Boost 2 technology, I have to think AMD undersold the feature in terms of what it was actually able to accomplish. The original Precision Boost on the 1st gen Ryzen processors was anemic at best. After seeing...
  4. FrgMstr

    AMD on 2nd Gen Ryzen XFR2 and Precision Boost 2

    Our buddy Robert Hallock pulls out the whiteboards and gets all nerdy on us, just the way we like it. He talks about XFR2 (Extended Frequency Range) and Precision Boost 2, which we surely saw benefits from in our Ryzen 2700X review. That said, we have been banging away on the 2700X since last...
  5. FrgMstr

    GIGABYTE Reports Precision Boost 2 Working on X370

    We have now gotten confirmation that Precision Boost 2 is working on Gigabyte's X370 AMD motherboards. PB2 = GOOD. We are working diligently to bring you more data on all of this soon as to what exactly it means to you and your cooling. You can read more of PB2 in our Ryzen 2700X review...
  6. FrgMstr

    MSI X370 Motherboard UEFI Support for Precision Boost 2

    I reached out to MSI last week to see when and if it would be updating its X370 chipset motherboards to support Precision Boost 2, that we found to work so good on our water cooled Ryzen 2700X, and it tells us that the support is already in all its X370 EFI. That seems like it happened fairly...
  7. FrgMstr

    AMD Confirms Precision Boost 2 on X370 Motherboards

    If you missed our review of the 2nd Gen Ryzen 2700X CPU, you missed a lot! While I thought the 2nd generation Ryzen was going to be little more than a popcorn fart, AMD came out swinging...again. The star of the show is AMD's new Precision Boost 2 dynamic clocking technology. In some ways...