AMD absolves Windows 10 of Ryzen CPU performance criticism

Specifically, in the case of thread scheduling, AMD has absolved Windows of any wrongdoing. "Based on our findings, AMD believes that the Windows 10 thread scheduler is operating properly for "Zen," and we do not presently believe there is an issue with the scheduler adversely utilizing the logical and physical configurations of the architecture," AMD writes in the post.

Just as well, AMD says that there aren't any issues with scheduling differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10, as some users have suggested. Instead, AMD says that varying performance likely boils down to the software architecture differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10. The company does note that it's working with limited evidence here, so perhaps AMD's analysis of the situation will change as time goes on.

AMD also spent a fair amount of the blog answering some of the questions it's received about Ryzen CPUs. Topics like temperature reporting and Windows 10 power modes are covered, with AMD clarifying that it recommends Windows 10 owners use high performance mode with Ryzen CPUs. This is because high performance mode doesn't put unused cores into low power mode and allows the CPU to change its voltage and frequency more often.

To read AMD's full write up, hit up the source link below. Since it's still early in Ryzen's lifespan, we can probably expect some of these answers to change as time goes on. AMD notes that it'll keep customers updated through its blog, so we'll keep an eye there to see if the company answers any new questions or concerns.