AMD-based systems still suffer from performance issues because of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) integrated into most modern systems. One of our readers reported facing something similar on their Zen 2-based PC. The PC in question was powered by a Ryzen 7 3700X and a Radeon RX 5700 XT on an X570-A PRO motherboard. The primary symptoms include intermittent stutters are being reported in gaming workloads.
The user provided us with a 3DMark report of their system, and we confirmed their findings. The AMD X570 platform faces usage and frequency drops on the GPU side at certain benchmark points. The frame rates go haywire at these exact time frames, corroborating the findings. AMD has acknowledged this issue to the user and claims that firmware updates are the solution. However, most people claim otherwise.
This report is a little unexpected as this system uses the newer TPM 2.0 solution. AMD’s official statement blames the problem on extended fTPM-related memory transactions in SPI flash memory. It is located on the motherboard, leading to temporary pauses in system interactivity or responsiveness until the transaction is concluded.