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Windows 10's May 2019 update contains optimizations for AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors

By Koh Wanzi - on 11 Jun 2019, 8:00am

Windows 10's May 2019 update contains optimizations for AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors

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AMD's Ryzen 3000 series may already promise some delectable performance for both gamers and creators, but the company says it's also worked with Microsoft to try to improve performance at the OS level. The Windows 10 May 2019 update comes with optimizations for the Zen architecture, and the good news is that these changes appear to be more significant than the Balanced power plan AMD released after the launch of first-generation Ryzen back in 2017.

For starters, the update adds an awareness of the Zen topology, which comprises multiple CPU complexes (CCX). All Ryzen processors will be able to take advantage of this change, where the OS will load a single CCX with process threads before using another. Ultimately, this approach of keeping the threads together instead of distributing them across various CCXs helps reduce latency and improve performance. 

In addition, you'll now get faster clock selection and ramping, which reduces latency from around 30ms just down to 1 to 2ms.

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According to AMD, these changes should result in better performance in games and the general desktop experience, such as faster app launch times. 

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