AMD CPU users now have a tool that automates the tiring, tedious, and time-consuming task of finetuning and overclocking the processors. The 1usmus’s ClockTuner Performance Boosting Utility For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs is now available for download and use. The best aspect of the tool is that it can overclock and optimize the ZEN 2-based AMD processors completely autonomously.
1usmus’s highly anticipated ClockTuner Utility, meant specifically for ZEN 2-based AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs, is now available for download and use. The free utility promises multi-fold and multiple improvements, including an increased performance for ZEN-based 2 Ryzen CPUs, better efficiency, and reduced power draw.
1usmus’s ClockTuner Utility Eliminates Trial-and-Error Method Of Overclocking ZEN 2 AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs:
AMD CPUs have been overclocked and optimized in the past. In fact, AMD actually already provides very sophisticated software for overclocking called the Ryzen Master. But the platform requires a lot of work and time to find the best settings. This is because not all processors are created equal. While some AMD CPUs will reach higher clocks and work, others may fail even with the slightest performance boost.
1usmus’s ClockTuner Performance Boosting Utility For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs essentially does away with the time-consuming, trial-and-error task of fine-tuning AMD Ryzen processors. It is important to note that only the ZEN 2 architecture is supported by the Overlocking and Optimization utility. 1usmus unveiled the ClockTuner Utility for AMD Ryzen CPUs back in August this year. The person has promised the utility will work with Ryzen 3000 & 3rd-Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The complete list of compatible AMD CPUs is as below:The ClockTuner will independently and automatically adjust the clock speeds and voltage for each CCX group automatically. Technically, the more CCXs the processor has, the higher is the probability of finding the best core cluster. Hence, AMD Threadripper processors, which can feature as many as 16 CCX, are more likely to offer better results.
How To Use 1usmus’s ClockTuner Performance Boosting Utility For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs?
AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPU users can download the 1usmus’s ClockTuner Performance Boosting Utility from Google Drive or Guru3D. Users will also need to download and install version 2.3 of the Ryzen Master. For testing the optimization and overclocked values, users can download and use Cinebench R20. The creator of ClockTuner notes users must Run Cinebench R20, accept the license agreement, and then close the program.
Apart from the utility, there are quite a few prerequisites. The software has the following recommendations when it comes to BIOS, software settings, and updates:
- Windows 10 x64 1909-2004 build and newer (to check type ‘winver’ in RUN Command to reveal OS build)
- AMD Ryzen processor with ZEN 2 Architecture (ZEN 2-based Renoir is currently not supported);
- BIOS with AGESA Combo AM4 18.104.22.168 (and newer); can check with CPU-Z
- .NET Framework 4.6 (and newer);
- CPU Voltage – Auto (BIOS);
- CPU Multiplier – Auto (BIOS);
- Ryzen Master 2.3 (uses the driver for monitoring) – (download)
- Stable RAM overclocking or stable XMP.
- SVM mode (Virtualization) — disabled (BIOS).
Users are also advised to modify Load Line Calibrations on their AMD AM4 motherboards accordingly:
- ASUS – LLC 3 or LLC 4;
- MSI – LLC 3;
- Gigabyte – in most cases Turbo, but it can also be Auto;
- ASRock is Auto or LLC 2; Importantly, CTR is mediocre compatible with ASRock motherboards, as all LLC modes show abnormally high Vdroop;
- Biostar – Level 4+
Does The 1usmus’s ClockTuner Performance Boosting Utility For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Actually Work?
The ClockTuner promises to increase the overall performance of AMD’s ZEN 2-based Ryzen 3000 Series and 3rd-Gen Threadripper processors. Better results can be obtained with those CPUs that feature a chiplet based design. The platform claims to improve efficiency by undervolting each of the individual CCX modules.
By undervolting each CCX, ZEN 2 processors reportedly not only run faster but also cooler. Consequentially, this drops the overall power consumption while the CPU can retain an active-state for all the energy-saving technologies.The 1usmus’s ClockTuner Performance Boosting Utility is important because it evaluates the quality of each CCX and adjusts the frequencies individually. The creator of ClockTuner has also included a special preset of Prime95, which evaluates the quality of each CCX. There’s also a plug-in test package of Cinebench R20.
1usmus has assured that the ClockTuner will be free for everyone. He claims the tool can offer better performance than most overclocking utilities or automated boosting techniques that motherboard vendors bundle with their products.