Originally Posted by The Stilt
Both the CPU microcode and SMU FWs are identical between e.g. 2606 & 2703, so IMO it can only be configuration differences (PPT/TDC/EDC limits or so).
Sigh. Unfortunately, I know that I always set those the same. I use Performance Enhancer 3 and set PPT to 1000 TDC to 1000 and EDC to 200. Literally, I key in every setting the same for each BIOS version. RAM timings and speed all the same. But performance after 2606 takes a hit. BIOS versions 2701, 2703, 0002 and your 0002 all behave the same in terms of RAM bandwidth in Aida and CPU performance in Cinebench 15. The only thing I can think of is maybe the Performance Bias/Cache settings? After 2606 they split the CB15 settings into Gentle and Aggressive. However, I set it to Geekbench/Aida, but maybe that setting doesn't do anything anymore?
At least you helped me rule some things out so I appreciate your help.
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Last edited by nick name; 09-09-2019 at 06:52 PM.