AMD has finally admitted that the boost clocks of its third-gen Ryzen processors have failed to meet advertised specifications. The company is making amends with a future BIOS update, which should provide the level of performance that was originally promised to enthusiasts.

AMD is blaming the issue on a firmware problem that reduced boost frequency “in some situations.” It isn’t clear when the fix will be available, but the company will have more to share on September 10.

While processor boost frequency is dependent on many variables including workload, system design, and cooling solution, we have closely reviewed the feedback from our customers and have identified an issue in our firmware that reduces boost frequency in some situations.

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