For the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, one of many options being marketed was Recreation Mode. This was a particular profile beneath the up to date Ryzen Grasp software program that was designed to provide the Threadripper CPU extra efficiency in gaming, on the expense of peak efficiency in laborious CPU duties. AMD’s aim, as described to us, was to allow the consumer to have a selection: a CPU that may be match for each CPU duties and for gaming on the flick of a swap (and a reboot) by disabling half of the chip. Initially we interpreted this through one among AMD’s slides as half of the threads (simultaneous multi-threading off), as per the precise wording. Nevertheless, somewhere else AMD had said that it truly disables half the cores: AMD returned to us and mentioned it was truly disabling one of many two energetic dies within the Threadripper processor. We swallowed our satisfaction and set about retesting the impact of Recreation Mode.

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