An update by HWiNFO, the authoritative hardware recognition tool, has detonated a small secret of AMD Ryzen’s platform: some motherboards will secretly boost power to the Ryzen processor to maintain higher frequencies, or enhance overclocking, but the processor mistook it for a normal power supply range. This results in better performance, but it will sacrifice the stability of the motherboard and processor, and even shorten the life.
Now, AMD officials are finally speaking.
AMD said: “We are aware of reports that some boards will deliberately understate specific power supply data and will change the performance and/or operating status of AMD Ryzen processors under certain conditions.” We are investigating the accuracy of these reports. “
AMD also clarified that the power supply data report for the Ryzen processor does not depend entirely on the motherboard VRM power controller.
In its response, AMD explained: “We want customers to understand that AMD Ryzen processors have a number of internal security mechanisms that operate independently of external data sources. These mechanisms guarantee the safety and stability of the processor in the default operating state. Based on internal assessment, we believe that changing the external state, as reported, does not affect the life or safety of the user’s processor. “
It seems that AMD does not understand the motherboard manufacturer’s covert operation, but Believe that under the self-protection of the Ryzen processor, will not be because of these external operations and “fold life”, users can rest assured.