AMD Addresses Ryzen 7000X3D Processor Controversy
AMD has released a statement regarding the controversy surrounding its Ryzen 7000X3D series processors. Reports have emerged that the processors are burning out as a result of voltage-assisted overclocking. The statement confirms that AMD is aware of the issue and is investigating it. In the meantime, the company is working with motherboard and ODM vendors to ensure that their device firmware/BIOS operate Ryzen 7000X3D processors within the correct voltage tolerances. AMD has also called for affected users to contact their support team.
"We are aware of a limited number of reports online claiming that excess voltage while overclocking may have damaged the motherboard socket and pin pads. We are actively investigating the situation and are working with our ODM partners to ensure voltages applied to Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs via motherboard BIOS settings are within product specifications. Anyone whose CPU may have been impacted by this issue should contact AMD customer support."
Several of AMD's motherboard partners have already released UEFI firmware (BIOS) updates to address the issue. Some have even removed older versions of BIOS from their support websites. The new firmware enforces strict limits on CPU core voltages and prevents voltage-assisted overclocking. Some companies, such as MSI, have introduced new automated overclocking modes that enhance PBO-based performance tuning without crossing the voltage limits set by AMD.
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