The good news continues to roll in for AMD. Ryzen users who haven’t installed the Windows 10 May 2019 Update yet may want to do that, as it reportedly improves CPU performance quite a bit.
Windows 10 and Ryzen didn’t mesh well initially. Some enthusiasts, such as PC World’s Gordon Ung, have blamed the operating system’s scheduler for failing to utilize its CPU cores correctly.
But that seems to be old news now.
As of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, AMD said optimizations to the operating system will dispatch work to adjacent cores on the same die first, which will greatly reduce latency.
Clock ramping has also been improved significantly, granting substantial performance boosts in certain games.
With previous builds of Windows, AMD said it could take around 30 milliseconds for the CPU to ramp up to higher frequencies. As of the update (and with a new chipset driver) it’ll take just 1 to 2 milliseconds for the chip to reach its top speed. These fixes give some games a boost of 15 percent, while the faster clock ramping can yield 6-percent improvements.