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MSI’s New HE Mode Boosts Gaming Performance by up to 12% on Ryzen 7000 CPUs

MSI has added a new overclocking option called "High-Efficiency Mode" that allows for one-click tuning of the memory timings.

MSI has released a new AGESA 1.0.0.7c firmware update that boosts performance by up to 12% on Ryzen 7000 processors. The new microcode significantly improves memory overclocking performance on AM5 motherboards. Zen 4 CPUs have seen overclocks of up to 9,000 MT/s and higher after the patch. MSI, in particular, has added a new overclocking option called “High-Efficiency Mode” that allows for one-click tuning of the memory timings. The option has four presets, including “Tightest”, “Tighter”, “Balance,” & “Relax”.

WCCFTech conducted some tests to analyze the impact of “High-Efficiency Mode” on gaming performance. The Ryzen 9 7950X was paired with an MSI MAG B650M Mortar WiFi and a GeForce RTX 4090. Four games were tested at 1080p Ultra using a DDR5-6000 memory kit.

Implementing the “Tighter” preset resulted in a 10% to 12% gain in gaming performance in three out of four titles. You can see a detailed analysis of the FPS numbers below:

GameDDR5-7600 (2:1 HEM)DDR5-6400 (1:1 HEM)DDR5-7600 (2:1)DDR5-6400 (1:1)DDR5-6000 (1:1)7600 HEM vs 7600 Non-HEM6400 HEM vs 6000 Non-HEM
Far Cry 6 (Ultra)171.0171.0158.7163.0158.0+7.7%+8.2%
Watch Dogs Legion (Ultra)178.0177.3162.7164.7159.0+9.4%+11.6%
Shadow of The Tomb Raider (Highest)250.0250.3233.0235.7226.3+7.2%+10.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 (Ultra)154.1153.7140.6144.3138.9+9.6%+10.6%

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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