AMD said Windows 11 could reduce gaming performance on Ryzen processors by 10 to 15 percent, and the operating system may not use AMD’s “preferred core” technology. But Microsoft reports that repairs to this problem are underway.
A support note on AMD’s website released this week states that Windows 11 could increase L3 cache latency by up to three times, which could cause slowdown-sensitive applications to slow down. Lighter cache-sensitive games could score 3 to 5 percent of hits, and lighter games like e-sports titles could see a 10 to 15 percent drop in frames per second.
AMD also said its “preferred core” feature, which tells the operating system which core in each processor can reach the highest clock speed, also doesn’t work properly in Windows 11. Each processor is tested to see which core will run fastest at the factory settings and is marked so that the OS will send tasks to that “desired core”. Because Windows 11 does not currently seem to work as desired, there is no increase in performance when using the so-called “preferred core”. The company said performance drops would be most noticeable with processors with more than 8 cores and with power consumption above 65 watts.
All of this doesn’t sound good at all, but AMD said it is working closely with Microsoft on a Windows 11 update, which should address both issues this month. But this is certainly another reason why it might be a good idea to wait a bit to download and install Windows 11, especially if you are a “gamer” user or if you want to become one.
By: Amber V. – Zexron