If you own a Ryzen processor and you plan to do a little overclocking … then check out the latest ClockTuner for Ryzen Version 1.1.
Disclaimer: Overclocking is never guaranteed, so the results may vary depending on certain conditions and various hardware configurations. I am not recommending overclocking if you do not know what are you doing. High voltages may damage hardware and it will not be covered by warranty.
Taken from TPU … Yuri “1usmus” Bubliy released the latest version of ClockTuner for Ryzen (CTR), a utility for perfecting an AMD Ryzen-powered PC overclock. CTR lets you easily implement the most optimal clock, voltage, timing, and memory settings for your desktop, and squeezed out levels of performance previously not thought possible, with users reporting double-digit percentage performance gains for practically free.
Version 1.1 introduces a handful new features. For starters, the app’s user interface comes with a separate profile management page, which can be accessed by clicking on the “profile management” button. It’s now easier to reset the settings. Tool-tips across the app have been improved. CTR 1.1 also introduces additional internal checks to ensure a frequency step up doesn’t run into voltage droop. Improvements have been made to the app’s engine to ensure the correct commands are sent to the registers, and the “check stability” function.
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The change-log follows.
- The profile management buttons have moved to a separate page, which can be accessed by pressing the “PROFILE MANAGEMENT” button. The user now has 2 slot profiles to which he can record the results of the current experiment or make manual corrections.
- A button has been added to reset the settings and pop-up tooltips have been added. The log has been slightly transformed and additional information can be displayed in it, which will allow the user to solve problems on his own without resorting to forum discussions. As an additional help, a button-link to the English video guide has been added to CTR 1.1 (Russian video guide will be added soon). It is located in the “ABOUT & HELP” tab.
- In “Settings mode” user can include additional settings, which will be useful only for advanced users. That is, we have the concept of CTR in 2 clicks (DIAGNOSTIC – START).
- CTR 1.1 got a new engine with some additional rules. Now, before making a step to a higher frequency, CTR checks the current frequency with reduced voltage relative to the reference one. In most cases, this can prevent BSOD during the frequency step or high Vdroop. It also helps to prevent the system from false pitch to a higher frequency if the CCX is on the edge of instability.
- Another important advantage of the new CTR 1.1 engine is the new, secure method of controlling the frequency and voltage of the processor. This will protect user systems from sending incorrect commands to registers.
- The load level of stress tests has been corrected for all processors and all modes. Now uses a more loyal value of FFT, which can protect the system from BSOD.
- Load Line Calibration level requirements have been revised and thanks to the new CTR rules you can use LLC in Auto mode (in most cases you will not need to use LLC Mode 3). This also means that ASRock and Gigabyte motherboards are fully supported.
- “Enhance accuracy” is a system of additional frequency step crushing using voltage. Depending on the reference voltage value, the CTR selects the optimal number of extra steps. Yes, the “tuning” process becomes longer, but the results are more accurate.
- The diagnostic mode has received a number of improvements. Step time was increased and stress load was corrected using FFT. This significantly reduced the probability of BSOD. The evaluation of the cooling system allows to automatically offer the user the optimal mode. It can be an undervolting mode or an overclocking mode with the current PPT level saved. That is, if you use a BOX cooler, you will be automatically offered an undervolt mode, which has a chance to reduce the processor temperature in the load up to 15 degrees (and reduce the noise level).
- The system of penalties for creating the final profile was redesigned. Now the penalty will depend on the maximum processor temperature during the diagnostics as well as the current Vdroop level. This allows the profile to have some additional stability reserve.
- “Autoshare stats” allows you to send the result of successful system tuning to the server. The report contains all the information available on the “BENCHMARK” tab. After sending the result to the user, the window with the stored results on the server will automatically open. Access to the results is open for everyone.
- “CHECK STABILITY” is an opportunity to check the system for stability. Basic time is 10 minutes if “Enhance accuracy” option is enabled – 20 minutes. If an error is found – the stress test will be stopped immediately. You may not be afraid to leave CTR unattended.
- EDC, TDC, PPT and Max temperature values are corrected. Now the CTR protection system will not react so hard on user experiments.
- Note. EDC, TDC, PPT and Max temperature values do not apply to PBO or telemetry settings, do not affect the CPU protection system and do not affect system performance.
- The last important innovation is the ability to use CTR without SMT.
- And, of course, numerous bugs have been fixed. Improved support for Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 5 3500 and Ryzen 5 3500X processors.