Watch out AMD – Microsoft is slowing down your CPU again with Windows 11

Bad news for Team Red: It looks like AMD’s next-gen Ryzen desktop CPUs – including the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X – are having their performance effectively limited by a feature in Windows 11.

The feature in question is Windows 11’s thread scheduler (sometimes called the thread director) – essentially a simple background program that determines which cores on a CPU should handle each task given to the system. Normally this should improve performance, but it looks like the thread scheduler is having a hard time with the dual CCD setup found on the Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X.

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