The issues maintain coming for Windows 11. Apart from missing gaming features and a vote of no confidence by cloud PC providers, maybe the worst of it has been a bug that drastically increases L3 cache latency on most AMD chips. That features among the best CPUs for gaming, just like the Ryzen 5 5600X, and whereas each AMD and Microsoft have promised fixes, an unrelated Home windows 11 replace seems to have made the issue even worse.
The replace in query was one in every of Microsoft’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ patches, that are often small updates designed to squash bugs. On this case, although, the October twelfth replace – the primary for Home windows 11 – has as a substitute given the AMD bug radioactive superpowers. TechPowerUp found that previous to the patch, their Ryzen 7 2700X was posting an L3 cache latency of 17ns, already a slowing-down of the same old 10ns, however the Home windows 11 drove this as much as 31.9ns. Whoopsie and, certainly, daisy.
It ought to be stated that this wasn’t imagined to be Microsoft’s promised repair for the unique latency subject, which is being developed individually to AMD’s personal efforts and continues to be due for launch this month. AMD have additionally now set a strong date for their very own repair, October nineteenth, with a repair for an additional Home windows 11 bug (regarding how duties are assigned to CPU cores) scheduled for Octover twenty first. Affected Ryzen house owners ought to hopefully get some reduction for his or her efficiency troubles very quickly, then, until one thing else goes mistaken within the meantime.
In case it wasn’t sufficiently self-evident, any Home windows 10 customers planning to take Microsoft up on their free Home windows 11 ought to arguably wait. If the chance of significant performance-sucking bugs wasn’t sufficient, headline options like DirectStorage are nonetheless ready for usable implementation. I’ve used sufficient of the brand new OS on my testing rig to consider it would ultimately be the Home windows model to make use of, however that day nonetheless appears a methods off.
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