Microsoft’s Windows 11 22H2 (2022 Update) is said to be fooling some AMD users. Both AMD and Microsoft may need to spend more time optimizing the OS for Ryzen 7000 CPUs. According to reports, games would run slower than usual on certain AMD configurations after an upgrade to Windows 11.
Reports suggested that a possible bug in Windows 11 and a compatibility issue with AMD hardware are the cause of performance issues. Experts claimed that the problem is due to AMD’s new CCD (Core Compute Die) configurations that don’t match Windows 11’s thread scheduler and that games run slower than normal.
Sure, you can disable CCD and minimize the performance issues, but that’s not something you’d want to do if you’re splurging on Windows 11-powered AMD hardware. In some cases, disabling Simultaneous MultiThreading (SMT) can also help resolve Windows 11 performance issues.
The issue is again Microsoft’s new Thread Scheduler and it’s not the first time we’ve seen reports of Windows 11 performance issues. AMD chips saw similar problems last year, and Nvidia users also noticed lower frame rates after upgrading to Windows 11.
This issue has been widely reported on the web and reports only surfaced after a cumulative update for Windows 11 22H2 was released with various bug fixes.
It’s worth noting that even if Microsoft is working on a bug fix, it won’t be shipping anytime soon. That’s because the next optional update will arrive in late November, followed by a mandatory Patch Tuesday update in the second week of December.
AMD is aware of the reports
In a pronunciationAMD confirmed that it has investigated the reports but could not find anything substantial. AMD could not notice a “material difference” between the two versions of the OS, and problems that users experience may be related to the game engine and other factors beyond the control of Ryzen CPUs.
AMD is still investigating the claims and the chipmaker wants to resolve this quickly, as word of mouth could impact sales of the company’s new chips.
The good news is that AMD plans to provide “optimizations” for the new Ryzen chips to solve these performance issues. If your AMD or Intel device is running slower than usual after the upgrade, you can always go back to Windows 10 and wait for the new OS to be stable enough.
Keep in mind that Windows 11 is still under development and Windows 10 is no longer regularly updated with new features, making it more stable than its successor.