1usmus published an important announcement regarding its ClockTuner application, and it is that it has been updated to improve the performance of its application, fixed bugs, and improve support in the company’s most basic AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs.
A couple of weeks ago I released ClockTuner for Ryzen, which is designed to improve processor performance with the Zen2 microarchitecture by fine- tuning each CCX. Today I am announcing a major update that, in addition to integrating new features, includes fixes to some identified issues.
The first thing that catches your eye is a slightly modified ClockTuner (CRT) interface :
The profile management buttons have been moved to a separate page, which can be accessed by pressing the “PROFILE MANAGEMENT” button. The user now has 2 spaces for profiles in which they can record the results of the current experiment or make manual corrections.
Note. If you want to create a profile manually, you must press the UPDATE PROFILE button after entering the values to confirm the data entry, and then you must choose whether to save the profile or apply it for current use.
A button to reset the settings has been added, and tooltips have been added pop-up. The registry has been slightly transformed, and additional information can be displayed in it, allowing the user to solve problems on their 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 (the Russian video guide will be added shortly). It is found in the “ABOUT & HELP” tab.
In the “Settings mode”, users can include additional settings that will be useful only for advanced users. That is, we have the concept of CTR in 2 clicks (DIAGNOSTIC – START).
CTR 1.1 has a new engine with some additional rules. Now before stepping to a higher frequency, CTR checks the current frequency with a reduced voltage relative to the reference. In most cases, this can prevent a BSOD (blue screen of death) during frequency step or high Vccroop. It also helps prevent the system from going to a higher frequency if the CCX is on the verge of instability .
Another important benefit of the new CTR 1.1 motor is the new and safe method of controlling the processor voltage and frequency . This will protect user systems from sending incorrect commands to the registers.
Fixed stress test load level for all processors and all modes. Now it uses a more loyal FFT value, which can protect the system from BSOD.
The requirements of the calibration level of the load line have been revised and thanks to the new CTR rules LLC can be used in automatic mode (in most cases it will not be necessary to use LLC 3 mode). This also means that ASRock and Gigabyte motherboards are fully supported .
Note. The warning “Recommended for improving voltage compensation” is informational only and does not require user intervention in the UEFI (BIOS).
“Enhance accuracy” is an additional frequency step grinding system using voltage. Depending on the reference voltage value, the CTR selects the optimal number of additional steps. Yes, the “tuning” process takes longer, but the results are more accurate .
Note: This setting has a direct impact on diagnosis time. If this option is activated, the passage time is doubled to 2 minutes.
The diagnostic mode has received several improvements. Step time was increased and stress loading was corrected using FFT. This significantly reduced the probability of the BSOD. The evaluation of the cooling system makes it possible to automatically offer the user the optimal mode. It can be an undervoltage mode or an overclocking mode with the current PPT level saved. That is, if you use a reference heatsink, you will automatically be offered an undervoltage mode, which has the possibility of reducing the temperature of the processor on load by up to 15 degrees (and reducing the noise level).
The penalty system was redesigned to create the final profile. Now the penalty will depend on the maximum temperature of the processor during the diagnosis, as well as the current level of Vdroop. This allows the profile to have some additional stability reserve.
Note. If you have upgraded the cooling system or changed the LLC level in the UEFI (BIOS) you must redo a diagnostic, otherwise the penalty system settings will not be changed.
“Autoshare stats” allows you to send the final result of the tuned system to our server. The report contains all the information available in the “BENCHMARK” tab. After sending the result to the user, the window with the results stored on the server will automatically open. Access to the results is open to everyone.
“CHECK STABILITY” is an opportunity to check the stability of the system . The basic time is 10 minutes if the “Enhance accuracy” option is activated – 20 minutes. If an error is found – the stress test will stop immediately. Don’t worry if you start doing something else while leaving the CTR running.
The EDC, TDC, PPT and Max temperature values are corrected. Now the CTR protection system will not react as harshly on user experiments.
Note: The CTR protection system will not react as strongly in user experiments. 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 major innovation is the ability to use CTR without the SMT active . And of course, numerous bugs have been fixed, and support for the Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 5 3500, and Ryzen 5 3500X processors has been improved.