AMD takes issue with Ryzen 7000 gaming performance issues caused by Windows 11


What do you want to know

  • Previous reports claimed that AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors were experiencing performance issues while running Windows 11.
  • Testing seemed to indicate that gaming performance on the chips was worse on Windows 11 than on Windows 10.
  • AMD recently released a statement disagreeing with the reports that explains the suboptimal performance.

AMD Ryzen 7000 processors are among the best processors in the market, but some reports have indicated that the chips may have issues while running Windows 11. Several outlets have stated that Ryzen 7000 processors will perform worse when gaming on Windows 11 than Windows 10 (via Tom’s gear). AMD has since shared a statement refute reports and explain discrepancies.

“We have been made aware of reports of unexpected performance deltas in certain games with AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors as well as performance discrepancies between Windows® 11 and Windows® 10 in certain game titles. We are currently investigating, but based on testing to date, we have not observed a significant difference in game performance between OS versions across a variety of operating scenarios and game titles,” said AMD.

The chipmaker highlighted several other factors that can affect gaming performance:

“Many factors affect game performance, including game engine, CPU architecture, GPU selection, and memory choices. As new architectures come to market, we often see performance anomalies. which must be addressed by the component supplier or the game publisher. This is not a new or unexpected phenomenon.

As we have done since the introduction of Ryzen, when these performance anomalies are revealed, we will use them to guide our partner engagements with game developers and ecosystem hardware partners to implement optimizations that eliminate variations.

Tom’s Hardware explained that AMD shared a similar statement when responding to the results reported by the outlet. Tom’s Hardware has since performed additional testing with an updated GPU driver, Ryzen 7000 BIOS, and chipset driver. These results indicated that the issues were in fact not related to Windows 11.

As AMD pointed out, unoptimized code is quite common in PC gaming. When new components come out, it can take developers a bit of time to get everything working properly.


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