According to HWiNFO when I was playing Dying Light and DX:Mankind Divided the cores I had set to the maximum multiplier of 47x were boosting to the 47x multiplier while all the other cores were only boosting to the maximum multiplier I had set for them, 46x. So during this gaming run, some cores were running a 47x multiplier while others were only running a 46x multiplier -- according to HWiNFO. The same data was confirmed by the clock speeds seen during this gaming run, the cores set to use a maximum 47x multiplier was boosting to 5224 Mhz. while the other cores stayed at 5134Mhz. From what I saw in Afterburner the boosts to the 47x multiplier were sporadic and brief. I was using the high performance power profile.
I followed Falkentyne's suggestion and tried setting core affinity for GTAIV to the 4 best cores of my 9700k that had the higher multiplier set, once I did this the frequency with which those cores boosted to a higher multiplier than the other cores increased -- at least according to afterburner and HWiNFO.
Last edited by 8051; 05-22-2020 at 12:09 PM.