Originally Posted by orlfman
here's a pic with high performance profile selected:
there really doesn't appear to be much of a difference. the averages and lows are pretty much the same. highs are similar. the current was different because the moment i took the snapshot my steam in the background in the system tray started to do an update. it really seems like ryzen balance and high performance are identical... at least in my case with XFR disabled.
Take a picture of the difference between balanced using 5% minimum processor vs. Ryzen balanced and you'll also see almost no difference as well.
Originally Posted by Reikoji
They are, because both high performance and ryzen balance keep processors @ whatever Pstate 0 is. 90% isnt going to drop states, or idle power usage any significant level.
There are also various other settings normally hidden that AMD most likely altered to get the 2-4 wat drop between 90% and 100%, and IMO it is not the 90% and 100% that is doing it.
Have you tried changing your ryzen balanced power plan's minimum processor state from 90% to 100% and see what difference that makes in the cpu package power?
The 2-4 watts difference that I'm referring to is not the difference between 90% and 100%. It is the difference between 5% and 90%. As I said above, check out the difference in watts between 5% minimum processor vs. Ryzen balanced at 90%. It is a 2-4 watt difference at idle.
Basically though, what you're saying is that AMD released the power plan, and then decided to talk about the P-States knowing that none of the P-States matter if people are using their own power plan? Also, why such a small difference between using 5% minimum processor and 90% with Ryzen balanced?