AMD has announced that all of its Windows 11-supported processors are facing performance issues with the latest update of Windows 11. It has been said by the tech giant that all the latest CPUs including Athlon along with most Ryzen chips suffer up to 15% degraded performance in video games and up to 5% degraded performance in everyday tasks. On the contrary, the latest 12th-gen Intel processors are getting a boost from Windows 11 and users are more than happy to upgrade to the latest Windows 11.
Windows 11 is ready to be installed on all supported devices. However, there’s a lot of underlying issues that are a concern for PC enthusiasts but AMD users seem to be the one with some serious concerns. On the other hand, Intel processors are getting the better of Windows 11 and getting a boost in their performance and we’re here to discuss how they’ll impact the performance of processors from both, AMD and Intel.
What Went Wrong with AMD Processors on Windows 11?
Firstly, let’s take a moment to discuss the issues that are ailing AMD’s processors. The newly-released version of Windows seems to have some latency issues when running on AMD chips and since cache latency is a primal part of gaming, it has affected and degraded up to 15% of the performance. The statement came from AMD itself as they explained that the problem lies in the L3 cache latency. Furthermore, UEFI CPPC2 (a vital feature of ‘preferred core’ technology) also seems to be malfunctioning and degrading the performance of applications relying on single threads.
The L3 cache latency issues with the AMD chips will be addressed by Microsoft and it seems like they’ve already started to work on the update to fix the concerns with AMD chips. Sources suggest that Microsoft will be releasing an update later in October and will try to fix the issues as soon as possible.
And as for the problems that lie with the UEFI CPPC2 feature, it will be addressed in the next AMD Radeon software update that is likely to drop in a few days as well. AMD believes that the upcoming updates will make Windows 11 ideal for AMD chips and even the issues with the EYPC processors, who are also affected by the underlying issues, will also get a proper fix.
Moving on, the degraded performance on Windows 11 for AMD chips is mostly experienced on processors that feature 8 or more cores and are rated for 65W TDW. Ryzen processors with less than 8 cores are likely to perform relatively well on Windows 11, especially in games and core-sensitive applications.
However, a spokesperson from AMD advises users to stick to the latest version of Windows 10 to enjoy the optimal experience and halt the upgrade to Windows 11 for the time being.
Why Intel Processors Work Fine with Windows 11?
And now for the Intel part, Windows 11 offers a boost for Intel’s chips, and when Intel Core i9-12900K was tested on Windows 11, the results were astonishing as the performance was almost 10% better than it was on Windows 10. Recently, Microsoft announced that they’ll be offering a performance upgrade in the latest update of Windows 11 and it seems that they’ve delivered on their promises.
The processors from the older generations are also likely to receive the boost as the operating system comes with a sophisticated feature that offers CPU and memory optimizations, making it ideal for more efficiency and an instant boost to the processors.
Furthermore, Microsoft designed a feature called ‘The Thread Director’ specifically for the Alder Lake line up (Intel 12th-gen Processors) that cleverly configures cores inside the processor to provide much faster performance. The sophisticated feature from Intel makes timely decisions to efficiently work up the cores and assign them to the necessary workloads, thus offering an unparalleled performance boost.
However, in spite of the boosted performance using the sophisticated architect on Windows 11, the 12th-gen Intel processors lacked the numbers to take on the mighty Ryzen 5000 chips. Even with a malfunctioning operating system, the Ryzen 5900X processor seemed to put up an excellent fight. Although the cache latency issues may have halted AMD’s chip from reaching its full potential, it was more than enough to beat Intel Core i9-12900K in the benchmarks game.
At present, AMD is not recommending its users upgrade from Windows 10 to the latest version of Windows 11 until the issues are resolved. The Intel users on the other hand are more than happy to jump the ship and experience the boosted performance that Microsoft Windows 11 has to offer.
Fun Fact: The final and complete version of Windows 11 is now available and aside from some excellent perks and features, Windows 11 can make a difference in performance, as discussed above. If you’d like to keep up with the tech-savvy world then we recommend giving it a shot and keeping an eye on our blog for the latest Windows 11 news and updates!