The arrival of the new Windows 11 has brought some problems to certain applications that work on AMD processors. The company has posted on their official support site that performance may drop 15 percent in “commonly used esports games.”
AMD also indicates that other affected applications – which are not video games – can have a 3 to 5 percent performance impact. However, it has not been specified exactly what these applications or games are (suspected Counter Strike: Global Offensive), although it was said that these are programs that depend on the access time to the memory of the subsystem; in particular, the latency of the L3 cache memory can increase up to three times.
Likewise, applications that use only the fastest core of a processor would also reduce its performance, although this drop apparently is not as great as that which occurs in games and can be more noticeable in 8-core chips.
The affected processors are all of the AMD processors compatible with Windows 11, ranging from the Athlon 3000G to the Ryzen 1000, 2000, 3000 and 5000 series.
That said, AMD is working on a couple of fixes. The L3 memory issue will be corrected with a Windows update, while the processor issue will be fixed with an update of your own software. Both solutions will be available this October, although AMD did not compromise an exact date.
These types of situations are to be expected with the launch of an operating system, although perhaps the 15 percent impact may be somewhat excessive and especially in esport-class games that generally have less high system requirements.
Windows 11 is now officially available and Windows 10 users will gradually make the leap, although perhaps users of AMD processors prefer to wait a prudent time.