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Microcode and performance (Cascade Lake-X)

Hello

 

I understood that Intel had made progress with the update of the microcodes, but it is actually the reverse

 

The 05000029 microcode (2019-06-14) is much more efficient (~ +10%) than the last available microcodes (0500012C, 05002F00 and 05002F01)

 

Does Intel plan to improve performance with future microcode ?

 

Thanks

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Hello tistou

 

Thank you for posting in the Intel Community.

 

I would like to confirm Intel® processor do you currently have?

Can you provide me with the motherboard brand and model?

What is the current BIOS on the system?

What is the Operating System installed?

How are you measuring the efficiency of the microcode?   

  

Regards,

Leonardo C.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

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Hello

 

I have an 10980XE with Asus Rampage VI Extreme (bios 3006) and tested on Rampage VI Extreme Encore too (bios 0603)

Windows 10 Pro X64 (2004)

 

I tested microcode 05000029 and 05002F01 on each motherboard, and with Cinebench and some programs for example, microcode 29 is more efficient

 

Some examples (under the same conditions) :

 

Microcode 29:

Cinebench = 4639

NTLite executed in 8mn 21sec

 

Microcode F01:

Cinebench = 4347

NTlite executed in 8mn 58sec

 

Thanks

 

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Micorocode F01 :

 

F01.PNG

 

Microcode 029 :

 

029.PNG

 

 

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Hello tistou

 

Thank you for the system details and test performed, allow me to look into your request, I will be posting back as soon as possible.

 

Regards,

Leonardo C.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

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@LeoC_Intel​ 

 

Thanks, waiting for your news

 

The problem is only related to the microcode, I have the same loss of performance with an Asus Rampage VI Extrene Encore (bios 0603)

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Hello tistou

 

Intel is always looking for ways to improve performance. Unless suggested otherwise by your motherboard manufacturer, it is recommended to always keep your BIOS up to date. Thank you for your feedback on this matter.

 

You can also visit Intel’s newsroom (https://newsroom.intel.com/news/) for all news about new updates.

   

Regards,

Leonardo C.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

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@LeoC_Intel​ 

 

Hello Leonardo C,

 

Yes, I have the latest bios available, but with older microcode, so as not to lose performance

 

Haven't had any information about a possible microcode update with improved performance ?

 

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Hello tistou

 

Thank you for the response, it is recommended to keep the system up to date and monitor the Intel® newsroom for future microcode releases.

     

Regards,

Leonardo C.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

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@LeoC_Intel​ 

 

Hello Leonardo C

 

Thanks for your reply

Hoping that Intel will take action on these performance losses (if they are well informed about this problem too)

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