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1usmus’ ClockTuner 2.0 Announced: Hybrid OC, Curve Optimization and Under-Volting

1usmus (Yuri Bubliy) recently announced a completely overhauled version of the ClockTuner utility for AMD Ryzen processors. ClockTuner 2.0 is currently in closed beta but should reach the public by early January. According to 1usmus, users can expect a range of quality of life (and performance) improvements. 

ClockTuner 2.0 boasts of an overhauled monitoring setup with significantly lower latency (with updates as frequent as 1ms.). ClockTuner’s new “Phoenix” feature looks to be very useful in situations where you run into a BSOD or crash: the app will pick up where it left off, saving a considerable amount of time. A code rewrite means that ClockTuner 2.0 is less demanding on the CPU, though that might not really matter if you’re sporting a Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 setup. 

Ryzen 5000 owners will be getting functionality in terms of per-core voltage optimization. ClockTuner will leverage the new Curve Optimization feature and allow you to configure optimal CPU voltage for each core. 

Aesthetics-wise ClockTuner 2.0 now has a dark UI, which is subjectively nicer than the eye-searing default. While these improvements sound great, we look forward to getting our hands on ClockTuner 2.0 to evaluate how well it actually performs: on our Ryzen 9 3900X system, for instance, we currently have trouble getting ClockTuner to apply profiles at startup. Nevertheless, this is great work from 1usmus and an invaluable tool for those looking to get the most out of their Ryzen processors. 

Arjun

Penguin-published author, and journalist. Loves PC hardware but has terrible hand-eye coordination. Most likely to be found playing Total War or watching weird Russian sitcoms.

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