Ryzen 7 5800X3D: MSI BIOS reduces power consumption and temperature

With a new BIOS from MSI, the already fast Ryzen 7 5800X3D can be operated even faster.

For the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, AMD has used a trick for even more performance: Above the actual CPU there is a stack with an additional cache, which gives the CPU a performance boost in games and editing programs. In return, however, AMD had to reduce the clock a bit and also block other features of the CPU.

“Combo Strike” for more performance

The board manufacturer MSI is now circumventing these restrictions with a beta BIOS for its mainboards with a 500 chipset. With the new BIOS, functions for voltage, Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) and Curve Optimizer that were actually blocked can be reactivated. A new feature called “Kombo Strike” also offers three levels of automatic improvement in power consumption, temperature and performance.

Less power consumption

The BIOS can actually tease out better values ​​from the Ryzen 7 5800X3D on MSI mainboards. On Reddit, for example, a user reports a 19 watt reduction in power consumption and a temperature drop of 11 degrees Celsius. Nevertheless, there is even a performance plus of 2 to 3 percent.

Less hot CPU

Without the new function called “Kombo Strike”, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D scores 14,641 points in Cinebench R23. In level 1, the value increases to 14,732 points, level 2 provides a further increase in performance with 14,961 points. At level 3, 15,049 points can finally be achieved. This corresponds to a performance increase of 2.7 percent – hardly noticeable in practice. At the same time, however, the temperatures and power consumption of the CPU can also be reduced with the beta BIOS: The standard temperature is 81.3 degrees Celsius and 112.2 watts after ten minutes of Cinebench R23. Level 3 enables a temperature of 72.3 degrees Celsius and a power consumption of 98.2 watts.

MSI Beta BIOS for Ryzen 7 5800X3D free download

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