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AMD Ryzen Master Overclocking Utility detailed

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Crisp    3,271


AMD Ryzen Master Overclocking Utility detailed




Ryzen is only a week away from launch, but we're still getting a lot of information regarding AMD's upcoming architecture. The latest news comes from YouTuber The Tech Chap. He has shared an image of AMD's new overclocking utility, Ryzen Master, showing many of the software's features.




Ryzen Master will be a part of the AMD Settings panel, which is part of AMD's driver suite. Looking at the image, Ryzen Master will offer a variety of overclocking features for hardware enthusiasts, including:


      •  Per-core clock adjustment
      •  CPU Voltage Adjustment
      •  The ability to disable cores (choice of 0, 2, 4 or 6 cores)
      •  MEM VDDIO Voltage Adjustment
      •  MEM VTT Voltage Adjustment
      •  VDDCR SOC (PCH) Voltage Adjustment
      •  CAS Latency Adjustment
      •  Row Precharge Delay (15 bus clock at standard)
      •  RAS Active Time (36 bus clock at standard)
      •  Read Row-Column Delay (15 bus clock at standard)
      •  White Row-Column Delay (15 bus clock at standard)
      •  The ability to save up to four custom profiles


Looking at the image, it seems you can set clock speeds at a minimum of 3.0 GHz, and a maximum of 6.375 GHz. It's rumored that with Non-X Ryzen CPUs, the step size can be set at 25 ~ 50 MHz, while X-series chips can be set at 100 MHz ~ 200 MHz. This is yet to be confirmed, though.

These are just the options in the Ryzen Master control panel. Of course, the software utility also features a stylish speedometer showing peak speeds of your Ryzen chip, as well as CPU temperature.

Compared to AMD's current overclocking utility, Overdrive, Ryzen Master seems a lot more refined. Sporting a very sleek UI, Ryzen Master will likely be a great competitor to Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility.




There are some features that might be missing, though, including fan control, and integrated benchmarks and stability tests, both of which are included with AMD Overdrive. Auto overclocking seems to be missing, too. It's possible that this feature is limited to X-series CPUs with AMD's Extended Frequency Range (XFR), though.


Of course, we haven't seen everything about Ryzen Master quite yet. There are the Speed and Temperature tabs which haven't been shown as of yet, so perhaps the missing features can be found there.

Ryzen will launch on the 2nd of March.





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