AMD Precision Boost 2 and Wraith Prism Deep Dive


Just Plain Mean
Staff member
May 18, 1997
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 would highly suggest reading this before spending big bucks on a new air cooler for one.

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 what Precision Boost 2 can accomplish, do we even need to try to overclock our new 2700X? Blasphemy!
Well in my very specific workload on an asrock taichi, I have 4 cores/8 threads on a linux host dedicated to a win10 vm with a consistent moderately heavy load. Going from a early build 1700 that would only OC to 3600 to a 2700x gained me a 20% increase in cinebench score. The 2700x is running all default values in bios. I am impressed and very happy with it.