So basically, XFR2/Precision Boost are the real highlights of Ryzen 2000 (R2K). The silicon itself is a dud; a paltry 100mhz over Ryzen? Where did the 10% fmax modest predictions all the resident experts were touting not so long ago in their predictions vanish to? And all this magic results in a further 48% power penalty at stock And double that if you try touching the overclocking button - and that at a record shattering 4.2Ghz!!Per Gamer's Nexus data, going from 4.0 Ghz (78 amps at 1.162 volts) to 4.2 Ghz (115 amps at 1.381 volts) requires 75% more power for a 5% frequency increase. So yes, each extra 100Mhz past ~4 Ghz is that bad.
Also, 4.7 ghz is just completely not possible on Ryzen 2000 without sub-ambient cooling.
I'm sorry, if Intel tried to pull this stunt the whole internet would be up in arms lol. At this point in time, if you're on Ryzen, you should be seriously petitioning AMD to introduce the alchemy on R2K to Ryzen. That should save you a pretty buck towards the purchase of better RAM or GPU.
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