Optimize Your Ryzen CPU For Performance
Overclocking aside, none of these tips provide major performance boosts individually. Add it all up, however, and you may see a significant performance increase in some games and applications, depending on your overall system setup.
Optimize your Ryzen CPU for Performance
Many of AMD's newest chips, like the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 7 3700X are great processors but don't have a ton of overclocking headroom, so there's probably little benefit to pushing them further. AMD's Precision Boost will make sure you aren't leaving any performance on the table. The non-X chips, like the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, have a bit more, but still have diminishing returns compared to some of the older Ryzen chips, like the 1000 and 2000 series. If you want to see how far you can push your processor, though, it just takes a few tweaks in your computer's BIOS. Here's how to do it.
A good CPU cooler: While AMD's included Wraith Spire cooler can handle a little overclocking, it'll likely get hot pretty fast. I recommend buying a larger heatsink, like the Cryorig R1 Ultimate CR-R1A(Opens in a new window) (pictured), or a liquid cooling loop to eke the most possible performance out of your CPU.
XMP and RAM Overclocking: Unlike some older CPUs, Ryzen's Infinity Fabric(Opens in a new window) architecture causes higher RAM speeds to give noticeable performance boosts. So once you hit a wall with your CPU speed, try kicking your RAM speeds up a notch.
If you want more performance for gaming, rendering, coding, or simply for your day-to-day tasks, a higher core clock can help. Overclocking is often a quick, easy, and cost-efficient way to unlock better performance, especially when compared to the cost of upgrading to a new CPU or even a new computer.
If your laptop has discrete graphics (dGPU), dGPU has better graphic performance than integrated GPU. We recommend to set dGPU as the preferred graphics processor for games to optimize the gaming experience.
SSD has a better read/write speed than original HDD (Hard Disk Drive), it can optimize your gaming experience as well. Here you can learn more about How to check currently installed drives information.
Note: Optimize and defragment SSD cannot improve the performance, but rather reduces its capacity. Therefore, we recommend to optimize and defragment drive for HDD only if your game is installed on it.
Keeping the drivers updated for your graphics card or chip and processor ensures that you always get the best performance from your gaming computer. Click the appropriate links below to download the latest drivers:
If you have tried all the above options and are still unsatisfied with your gaming experience, you may want to upgrade to newer, more powerful components. Upgrading provides the biggest boost in performance, but it is also the most expensive option, and potentially the most complicated.
Modern games demand a lot from your GPU, so upgrading this component will usually provide the biggest boost in gaming performance. However, upgrading your GPU is also the most expensive option, and is only an option for desktop computers. Laptop owners cannot upgrade their GPUs, although certain Alienware models may be able to use the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. See the product page in the Dell Store for more details about the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
When it comes to CPU performance, clock speed is more important than the number of cores. Faster clock speeds mean that your CPU can process information faster. More cores mean that your computer will be better at running several applications at once, but if your clock speed is low, these programs will run slowly too.
Out-of-date graphics drivers are one of the most common causes of performance issues with video applications. For optimal performance, make sure you have the latest drivers for your GPU, including integrated Intel GPUs. For more information, see GPU and GPU Driver Requirements for Premiere Pro.
Assuming you have a good system, performance for multicam workflows is more dependent on your project setup than your hardware. Expert users create their own project templates to standardize their setup.
Your workflow, and how you decide to work with file formats, can have a significant impact on overall performance. Our best practices guide for working with native formats has suggestions for designing your workflow to ensure optimal performance with your hardware.
For the best results, take a holistic approach. Read all the suggestions here. Consider which ones to implement within the context of your computer setup. Also consider the types of files you use and your particular workflow. Each circumstance is unique and requires a different combination of techniques to achieve the most efficient performance from Lightroom Classic.
As long as disk space is not an issue, keep 1:1 previews as long as possible to optimize performance. In the File Handling area of the Catalog Settings dialog box, choose Automatically Discard 1:1 Previews > After 30 Days or Never.