Originally Posted by The Stilt
There is no way to improve hardware limits through software.
220.127.116.11 implements more features & control.
Obviously it's not as simple as this but:
Depending on the binning process you may get a 3800X that boosts to 4.5ghz @ 1.45v for single core loads.
Someone has a 3700X that boosts to 4.4ghz @ 1.4v for single core loads.
If PBO+Auto OC is based on microcode/software limitations at X value for TDP, amperage, temperature, voltage, etc... wouldn't an improved PBO algorithm theoretically let the 3700X boost higher when all of those criteria have not been exceeded? And in this specific situation AMD theoretically (and also in practice 65w vs 105w TDP) allowed the 3800X to hit a much higher PPT, TDC, and EDC, (enabling PBO and auto OC "should" allow for a higher PPT, TDC, and EDC than a stock 3800X).
I thought this was everyone's initial take away from Hallocks infamous video about PBO and Ryzen 3000, and why everyone was ticked off that it essentially did nothing. Seriously though, what's the point of having a +200mhz auto OC option for PBO and only getting 25mhz when I'm not hitting any of the 3 PBO limitations. Sure not every processor is the same but this sounds more like microcode/software limitation than hardware.
“this feature will not guarantee the higher boost clock on any number of cores. The frequency/cores/boost duration will still depend on the firmware-managed limits, even though those limits are higher than OEM when PBO has been enabled.”
A direct quote from AMD stating it's a firmware limitation