studio I work at just provided me with new workstation and I was lucky enought to get AMD Threadripper 2990WX (32C/64T) 3Ghz with boost up to 4.2Ghz. Now It works sweet and all but to be honest I am a bit disappointed with it’s rendering power. I was simply expecting bigger boost to my old I7 7800X (6C/12T) in my rendering times. So I started some digging and I tried to do tricks here and there but I wasn’t be able to find more info about this particular thing. Durning rendering (CPU obviously) It takes all cores to do the computing up to 100% but all cores run only at 3Ghz (which is a base clock) while temperature is at pretty cool 58°(even after 24 hours non stop rendering). My old I7 7800X was able to get as high as 80°. So I wonder why wouldn’t my new 2990WX simply increase cores clock a bit let’s say up to 70° line so I would get more power? Is it normal that out of box it uses only base core clock when rendering with all cores and so turbo boost at 4.2 Ghz is limited only for like gaming?
PS: I know I can activate PBO overlocking but it crosses warranty so in this case I am not about to do it since this CPU cost is like 2K$.
PS2 : I did try to change power management to high performance but didn’t notice any change.
Thanks for answers,