News AMD's Ryzen 7000X3D Install Guide Pinpoints Performance Pitfalls


Oct 22, 2011
It asks that users enable Windows' Game Mode, as well as install and update the Xbox Game Bar App (version 5.823.1271.0 or newer). Some may have disabled or removed these apps previously, but they should follow AMD’s sage advice, as these Microsoft apps work with AMD’s new thread targeting tech to run gaming processes on the fastest cores, while parking the slowest cores if not needed.

Personally I can say having Game Mode on is fine...but having the Xbox Game Bar App is not if you're the type to use, or have, a gaming PC dedicated as an HTPC with Steam Big Picture. Xbox Game Bar App is very invasive when it comes to using big picture and an Xbox controller. Simply toggling off the Game Bar, in Settings, to open when you press the "X"/"Home" button on the controller works until it doesn't and Windows decides to automatically toggle the feature back on its's pretty ridiculous to the point that you either want to use another type of controller (PS/Switch Pro) or go the lengths to literally cripple Game Bar in turning it off indefinitely via means like the registry etc.


Oct 12, 2022
Recently Asrock posted up new BIOS for their AM5 mobos with the latest certified AGESA version. This will likely be necessary for best performance.
AMD’s guide is based on its testing with both AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D PCs using an AM5 Reference Motherboard,.....

Did AMD actually make a typo error in it's footnotes section, where it mentions the Ryzen 7 7800X3D model being used for testing? Because the Ryzen 7 7800X3D model has not been released yet.

I think the footnotes should have mentioned the Ryzen 9 7900X3D SKU instead, but maybe AMD already has a sample of the R7 7800X3D processor in their lab for testing ? :unsure: