AMD’s automatic overclocking feature for Ryzen processors has gotten even better. In a new slide deck released today, the company detailed Precision Boost Overdrive 2, which improves upon the original’s feature set by boosting not only multi-threaded workloads, but single-threaded workloads as well. It also adds undervolting for improved performance per watt and a potential reduction in operating temperatures.
One of the core facets of Precision Boost Overdrive 2 is a new Curve Optimizer tool that adjusts voltage depending on operating conditions. According to AnandTech’s coverage, this is done on the order of one millisecond, lending to appreciable performance increases from BIOS defaults.
Precision Boost Overdrive 2 requires an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor, AMD 500 or 400 Series motherboard, and a motherboard BIOS based on AMD AGESA 220.127.116.11. That BIOS is slated for release sometime in December.
Per AMD policy, this feature will void the warranty of your Ryzen processor. We’re not sure how the company would be able to detect whether it’s ever been enabled, however.