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AMD Ryzen Master Overclocking and Tuning Utility Gets a Detailed Look – Per Core Overclocking, Voltage Tuning, Zero Core Disabling and More Onboard


AMD Ryzen will be available next week and we already got our first look at the processors which are a hit on Amazon. The latest information comes from YouTuber, The Tech Chap, who has uploaded a interesting picture of the upcoming AMD Ryzen overclocking utility known as Ryzen Master.

AMD Ryzen Master Overclocking Utility Gives You Full Control of The High-End Chips - Per Core Clock Adjustment, Core Enable/Disable Feature, Full Voltage Adjustment And Much More

We first reported this utility last week and we didn't get as much of a good look as we are getting today. First of all, this would be known as AMD Ryzen Master and will be part of the AMD Settings panel which are part of the AMD driver suite. The Ryzen Master overclocking utility will offer full range of overclocking and tuning features to enthusiasts that include:

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  • Per Core Clock Adjustment For All Ryzen Chips
  • Enable / Disable / Set Core Count (0/2/4/6/8 as per needed)
  • Step Size: +25 ~ +50 MHz increments for Non-X and +100 ~ +200 MHz increments for X series chips (TBC)
  • CPU Voltage Adjustment
  • MEM VDDIO Voltage Adjustment
  • MEM VTT Voltage Adjustment (IMC)
  • VDDCR SOC (PCH Voltage Adjustment)
  • CAS Latency Adjustment
  • Row Precharge Delay (15 bus clock @ standard)
  • RAS Active Time (36 bus clock @ standard)
  • Read Row-Column Delay (15 bus clock @ standard)
  • Write Row-Column Delay (15 bus clock @ standard)

These are just the tuning options in the AMD Ryzen Master control panel and there's more. A sleek looking speedometer shows the peak speed your Ryzen chip would be operating at. It will indicate both the speed and temperature. The chip used for showcase was operating at 3.9 GHz boost frequencies and idling around 2.20 GHz so temperatures varied between 40-50C (Degrees).

You can set clock speeds at a minimum of 3.00 GHz and a maximum of 6.375 GHz (LN2 maybe?). But that would mostly depend on the specific SKU you are getting and also the cooling used. You can save up to five custom profiles for your Ryzen chip in the Master utility.

It's simple, looks decent and a worthy competitor to Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility. There's also speed and temperature tab but we weren't able to get a decent look at it.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X – The Flagship 8 Core, 16 Threaded, 4 GHz CPU That Crushes The Core i7 6900K at Just $499 US

The AMD Ryzen 7 range will feature the fastest “X” variant in the lineup. This processor will be known as the AMD 7 1800X and will feature 8 cores and 16 threads. This model is expected to operate at base clocks of 3.6 GHz and boost clocks of 4.0 GHz. The performance of this processor should be on par with Intel’s Core i7 6900K. Other details include an L2 + L3 cache of 20 MB (4 MB + 16 MB) and a TDP of 95W. The chip will have enthusiast level pricing at $499 which compared to Intel’s 6900K ($1000 US+) is a great deal.

AMD Ryzen 7 Performance Benchmarks - 8 Cores Starting at $329 US, Most Competitive CPUs Ever Made For Gamers and Enthusiasts

When it comes to performance, AMD Ryzen chips are absolutely beast. Starting with the Ryzen 7 1800X, the chip outperforms the Core i7-6900K in both single and multi-threaded performance tests. The Ryzen 7 1700X outperforms the Core i7-6800K and 6900K in multi-threaded performance. Even the 6800K is $40 US more than the Ryzen 7 1700X which will retail at $399 US. Following are more detailed performance figures released by AMD today:

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Performance:

  • Base Clock: 3.6GHz / Boost Clock: 4.0GHz / TDP: 95W
    Price: $ 499[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading Score: 1601
    4% more performance than Core i7-6900K: 1474[Cinebench R15] Single-Threading Score: 162
    same Performance as Core i7-6900K: 162

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU Performance:

  • Base Clock: 3.4GHz / Boost Clock: 3.8GHz / TDP: 95W
    Price: $ 399[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading: 1537 4% more performance than Core i7-6900K: 1474
    39% more performance than Core i7-6800K: 1108

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Performance:

  1. Base Clock: 3.0GHz / Boost Clock: 3.7GHz / TDP: 65W
    Price: $ 329[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading: 1410
    46% more performance than Core i7-7700K: 967

AMD Ryzen 7 Series Processor Lineup:

AMD Ryzen CPU ModelCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPSocketPrice
Ryzen 7 1800X8/163.6 GHz4.0 GHz16 MB95W-SR3+AM4$499 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 18008/16TBDTBD16 MB95WAM4$449 US
Ryzen 7 1700X8/163.4 GHz3.8 GHz16 MB95W-SR3+AM4$399 US
Ryzen 7 17008/163.0 GHz3.7 GHz16 MB65WAM4$329 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 17008/16TBDTBD16 MB65WAM4$299 US
AMD's CEO holds the Ryzen flagship chip. (Image Credits: PCWorld)

You can pre-order a Ryzen processor over in your specific region from the links provided here. Do note that Ryzen processors will be officially available in retail stores on 2nd March, 2017.