News Ryzen Controller Tool Unlocks Your Ryzen Laptop's Performance

Darkbreeze

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Overclocking on Ryzen is a waste of time anyhow. You are better off simply running at the default precision boost profile or if you have good enough cooling, using PBO/PBO2. Precision boost overdrive in almost all cases seems to offer better gains than what you'll see from manually overclocking or using any kind of automatic utility.
 

Valantar

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Overclocking on Ryzen is a waste of time anyhow. You are better off simply running at the default precision boost profile or if you have good enough cooling, using PBO/PBO2. Precision boost overdrive in almost all cases seems to offer better gains than what you'll see from manually overclocking or using any kind of automatic utility.
I would guess that's why this isn't an overclocking tool, but rather one to control the power and thermal limits that determine boosting behaviour? I seriously doubt this tool has the ability to unlock locked BIOS features like multipliers, voltages and the like.
 

madmatt30

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Overclocking on Ryzen is a waste of time anyhow. You are better off simply running at the default precision boost profile or if you have good enough cooling, using PBO/PBO2. Precision boost overdrive in almost all cases seems to offer better gains than what you'll see from manually overclocking or using any kind of automatic utility.
I think the tool is mainly aimed at laptops with severely locked down power limits.

Its been available awhile but needed manual interaction with no easy frontend interface.

I have a 3500u laptop with a crippled 12w power limit, manually getting it upto 25w increases performance dramatically.

I have a £350 laptop that can actually game even though that's not what I bought it for.

Obviously theres room for abuse and I await the 'I killed my laptop' posts when people overdo it on laptops with poor thermal design.

Mine though tops out at 72c max when under full cpu/gpu stress so it's entirely capable of managing much more than the stock 12w power limit imposed from the factory (lenovo v155).

Its an incredibly useful tool for a ryzen laptop owner that has some semblance of common sense.
 

Dragonking_1

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Overclocking on Ryzen is a waste of time anyhow. You are better off simply running at the default precision boost profile or if you have good enough cooling, using PBO/PBO2. Precision boost overdrive in almost all cases seems to offer better gains than what you'll see from manually overclocking or using any kind of automatic utility.
Also, adding to what the others have written on unlocking 'locked' performance. Many new laptops like the - Dell G5 SE which have a Ryzen 4000 series chip run too hot (over 100C, which AMD chips can run at apparently unlike Intel) due to lots of errors in bios and drivers - probably because of pushing them out too fast.
In those cases, being able to limit the power draw of the CPU and GPU would help a lot, before a BIOS and driver update from the OEM can be received.
 

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