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    Angry [Z390-F] after installing latest bios and ME firmware incredible performance loss

    Hello guys,

    I own a Strix Z390-F and 9700K.

    After installing the latest bios (1901) and ME Firmware (12.0.81.1753v4) update, POWER limiter geting active , my system is having performance problems.

    Here some Cinebench R23 score.

    Default bios settings
    ( Only Enabled XMP profile )

    Test1 score: 8652
    Test2 score: 8536

    Without power limits
    Long and short duration power limit MAX
    Core and Cache max boost MAX
    XMP Enabled

    test1 score: 9571
    Test2 score: 9607

    As you see, How can this happen on an unlocked CPU and Z chipset motherboard?

    I think this is a power limit issue. otherwise such a loss of performance is unacceptable!

    Those who installed the latest updates. Can you share the cinebench score for comparison?
    Last edited by gkhann; 05-15-2021 at 12:38 AM.

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    Angry

    Default bios setting. Only enable XMP profile ( XMP I )
    While Cinebench running, clock speeds go down to 4.3-4.4 Ghz.

    images link:
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    https://ibb.co/n3FL9L9




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    im running 9600k @4.9 z390f with turbo power limits set to max, mce off, xmp 1 and mine stays at a constant 4.9 on cinebench with a score of 7302

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangeyed View Post
    im running 9600k @4.9 z390f with turbo power limits set to max, mce off, xmp 1 and mine stays at a constant 4.9 on cinebench with a score of 7302
    Scores look fine when power limit is set to max

    problem occurs when using default bios settings. ( clock speed decreases during in cinebench test )
    I tried it with old bios. Nothing changed seems like intel ME issue. I hope they fix this

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkhann View Post
    Scores look fine when power limit is set to max

    problem occurs when using default bios settings. ( clock speed decreases during in cinebench test )
    I tried it with old bios. Nothing changed seems like intel ME issue. I hope they fix this
    this happens when your turbo settings are default on auto, when changed to max it shouldnt throttle

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    I've had this from day one with bios 702. This board throttles pretty hard on auto if you don't adjust some settings.
    Behaves the same with bios 1901

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    I have the same problem on ROG STRIX B360-G GAMING. After updating Intel ME - 12.0.81.1753v4, performance has dropped. There is no way to go back to the old version of Intel ME. How to return Intel ME-12.0.70.1652v3?
    Last edited by sfuma; 05-25-2021 at 07:12 AM.

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    im not sure but i dont think its simple to roll back ME driver, i dont think im having this issue using the driver on this forum 12.0.81.1753 just without the v4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangeyed View Post
    im not sure but i dont think its simple to roll back ME driver, i dont think im having this issue using the driver on this forum 12.0.81.1753 just without the v4
    You can roll back an ME driver, but not ME firmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkhann View Post
    I think this is a power limit issue. otherwise such a loss of performance is unacceptable!
    You wrote in those. support for ASUS?

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