Windows 10’s May 2019 Update includes AMD Zen Optumisations

Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes AMD Zen Optumisations

Windows 10’s May 2019 Update includes AMD Zen Optumisations

Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2019 update packs a lot of changes, but one of the most notable changes, from our perspective, is the OS’ updated scheduler, which is now “Ryzen-aware”.

This change makes Windows 10 more aware of the design and core topology of AMD’s Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper series processors, enabling performance upticks for both existing and future (Ryzen 3rd Generation) processors, with AMD noting a 6% boost in PCMARK 10’s App Launch Test and 15% faster in Rocket League at 1080p Low settings.  
   

Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes AMD Zen Optumisations  
With the May Update, Windows 10 will know how to best utilise the characteristics of Ryzen, placing work within a single CCX when core-core latencies are important while also offering faster clock speed ramping, a factor which will make AMD’s Ryzen processors more responsive when clock speeds are adjusted. This change allows clock speed selection to happen in 1-2ms, rather than around 30ms. 

These changes make Windows 10’s May update a must have OS update for Ryzen processors, as it will allow systems to become more responsive and increase hardware utilisation. Ultimately, this update is great news for AMD users, especially given the current OS landscape, where many customers fear that the latest mitigations for speculative execution vulnerabilities will lower their system’s performance. 

Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes AMD Zen Optumisations  
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