The creator of CTR (Clock Tuner For Ryzen), Yuri Bubliy (1usmus), has announced the latest update to his tool, which allows users running AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 Desktop processors to get 5.0 GHz clocks. The new CTR 2.1 update also provides a number of features and upgrades to the CTR user interface to make things easier for users.
It’s now possible to hit 5.0 GHz clock speeds on AMD Ryzen 5000 ‘Zen 3’ desktop CPUs, all thanks to CTR 2.1 (Clock Tuner For Ryzen) Update
CTR (Clock Tuner For Ryzen) has undergone extensive development in recent months, and the latest update should make the 5 GHz dream clock possible for many users running the AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU.
There are a number of features that are part of the new Hybrid OC mode, but the primary one is the PX profile which is said to be the best solution for games, references and general workloads. The PX profile delivers a stable, fixed (and efficient) frequency, which is not affected by any limits, thermal EDC throttling, temperature control or stretching. By using the PX profile, you can get higher clocks while driving the chip at lower voltages than what you get out of the box. It is said to be both safe and easy to set up.
The following are the key highlights of the CTR 2.1 (Clock Tuner For AMD Ryzen) update:
- CTR will automatically find the best cores for PX PROFILE during diagnosis (for AMD Ryzen 5900X and 5600X-4 maximum, for 5950X and 5800X – 6, and for Zen 2 – 2 temporary maximum). There is no increase in diagnostic time. You will see the result on the PROFILES page.
- CTR will automatically set the frequency for all recommended cores (this also happens during diagnostics). All other cores that are not in the group will run at a reduced frequency. Due to this, maximum stability and fault tolerance are achieved.
- Since the processor often works with a combined load of 1-6 cores, a high load evaluation speed is required to change profile as accurately as possible. Depending on the current operating profile, the polling rate of the sensor changes. PX PROFILE is the most sensitive, the sensor polling period is every 150 ms (for P1 – 250 and for P2 – 200).
- The updated HYBRID OC has a reduced profile activation time. For processors with 6, 12 or 24 cores, the P1 or P2 activation time is reduced by 30%.
- Updated priority system. P1 PROFILE has a higher priority than P2. P2 PROFILE has a higher priority than PX. This makes it possible to avoid frequent or false profile changes. It also allows you to significantly reduce the temperature of the processor.
- PX PROFILE has attitude settings just like the other profiles. This will avoid a false closure of the profile if the load on the cores is pulsed.
- If the current TDC value is lower than the TDC trigger (A), the PX PROFILE is automatically deactivated and the AMD Ryzen 5000 processor goes into standard boost mode. In this mode, maximum power saving is maintained.
- Improved security. While the HYBRID OC is running, the CTR will monitor the power voltage. If this value exceeds 1,525V, the CTR system starts automatically without user confirmation. I think some users may ignore the instructions, so I’ve updated the security system rules.
- Check jammed sensors. There are situations when a sensor stops responding. At this point, the user may see an abnormal temperature, frequency, or voltage value. I have implemented a system that analyzes the condition of the sensor.
Another upgrade comes to the visual interface which gets a more minimalist look. Each button has several functions, and there is also a nice Rocket icon that lets you know which CTR profile is currently running on your system. Overall, the AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 Desktop CPU owners can now hit 5 GHz relatively easily compared to before. The CTR 2.1 release will first be available for Patreon subs, but will be released to the public soon!