The Ryzen 5 1600 / B350 / under linux (kubuntu with kernel 4.15.0-22) and Nvidia drivers…

Every other day one thinks, it’s cool and nice..
And alas – I notice all cores and threads are stuck at 1374Mhz.. No wonder it stays around 41 degrees C over full load..
It seems something is missing in the performance-junka-mado..

However, “clocking down” to a clock in BIOS to 3775 as a max target seems to get it to boost more often and not lock itself down, it finally jumps to a stable 3768 Mhz on all six cores and threads.
Now, the B350 “chipset” is not what I would call anything special, at all. A bit sad that they did a mid-tier chipset that caught most attention it seems.

There’s more… All the AMD chipsets seems to be, not really that fun for keeping score on temps.. One needs to compile it87 as a module to get the values..

All these points are still valid over several updates, and sadly – since it’s first gen ryzen – it’s not new – but I fail to see the light in the tunnel getting all the things working correctly.

Yes, this is a rant.

I am still happy, since it’s paired with a GTX 1060 6GB ASUS ‘blowerstyle’ GFX. It works for all the things I want. But I do want it do listen to my clock settings.. But I am also guessing the firmware is a bit to blame.

And talking about blame.. WHY THE H*CK can’t Nvidia ensure there is fan profiling in the damned locked drivers straight from the get-go? The damn thing clocks down since it reaches max temp before max performance more or less, with the fans locked at half the speed :S.

Rant over.

However, getting the temps is straightforward – https://github.com/groeck/it87 . Go and Git it.