Faster, easier, more flexible, more accurate – Clock Tuner for Ryzen launches today in version 2.1 with a lot of nice new features, especially for Zen 3 or Ryzen 5000 owners. So now the tuning of all profiles to the specific CPU and thus the ideal overclocking in all load situations can be done in only 7 minutes. How this works and what else CTR 2.1 can do, we look at today. If you were hoping for features like the Curve Optimizer today, you’ll have to wait a little longer.
Because of the high development effort for the integration of the Curve Optimizer and dynamic profiles, Yuri decided to release a “light” version with the most important new features first and to add the more complex features later after extended tests.”Divide et impera” – a sensible approach, we think, to ensure the quality of the software while not making the curious CTR user base wait too long. Nevertheless, version 2.1 of the CTR definitely does not lack new features and we will now take a closer look at them.
- PX Profiles: Probably the most important new feature in this release are the profiles for situations where only a few cores are utilized and the CPU thus has reserves for higher achievable boost clock rates. PX High denotes the utilization of 1-2 cores and the highest boost clock rates – up to over 5 GHz, PX Mid is for the utilization of 3-4 cores and PX Low for 5-8 cores. So now you can set profiles with clock and voltage for 5 situations in total, no matter with which generation of supported CPU.
- Diagnostic / Calculate functions: With Zen 3 and Renoir CPUs a complete optimization of the CPU for all 5 profiles can be done within a few minutes. CTR uses the CPPC tags stored for each CPU, checks the best 2, 4, 8 CPU cores for their maximum stable clock speed and can thus conclude the quality of the cooler and power supply – quasi reverse engineering overclocking. With this information, CTR 2.1 can now generate pretty much exactly 5 profiles for all life situations of the CPU.
- Dynamic Profiles (CO / OB): As already mentioned at the beginning, the dynamic profiles with optimizations to the operating situation at runtime of individual cores are still under development. Yuri is busy testing with his Patreon supporters, so hopefully the features will make it into the public version soon.
The full release notes of Yuri can be found here: