The new launched Ryd third-generation AMD processors, they are very popular with fans and consumers. And in the week we reported some problems, where the most notable was the apparently high voltage.
According to AMD the tensions reported by many users are not very accurate. They believe it is a problem with monitoring tools.
Speaking of the reported problem, Robert Hallock of AMD stated that the problem could be the speed with which different monitoring tools require information from the cores.
"We have determined that many popular tools for monitoring the system are quite aggressive in the way they analyze the behavior of a kernel. Some of these tools activate each core of the system for 20 ms and do it every 200 ms.
From the processor firmware point of view, this is interpreted as a workload that requires performance supported by the kernels. The firmware is designed to respond to this model by increasing: higher clock frequencies, higher voltages, "said Robert Hallock.
"So if you are sitting watching your monitoring tool, the instrument constantly orders all cores to activate and activate the Turbo frequencies. This will keep the clock at high speed and will also increase the corresponding voltages to support this increase. This is a classic case of the effect of the observer: the instrument should provide valid data, but in reality it produces invalid data based on the way it is measured. "
Robert Hallock added that (in his opinion) the best tool for observing voltage is CPU-Z. Specifically, if you are looking for what you consider to be really accurate results. However, he said that it is also important to make sure he has Ryzen's "balanced energy" plan. Also, we recommend that you make sure you have installed the latest drivers and the Windows 10 update (May).
With these in position, he says that the reported voltage levels are quite "stabilized" and much more "true".