Unreleased AMD Ryzen 6000 processors already supported in Project Hydra overclocking utility
Yuri Bubliy aka 1usmus will soon release a new utility for AMD Ryzen processors. Previously known for tools such as DRAM Calculator and ClockTuner for Ryzen, 1usmus is preparing to launch the Project Hydra utility that allows users to tweak AMD’s Ryzen 5000 and 6000 processors. The Twitter announcement does not explain which Ryzen 6000 processors 1usmus is referencing, so the guys over at Videocardz reached out to clarify the situation. It turns out that Bubliy was making an educated prediction on how the upcoming Zen 3 chips with 3D V-Cache are going to be called. Regardless of what official name these chips will get, Project Hydra is set to offer preliminary support for them when they launch in late January.
Project Hydra is essentially a more advanced version of the ClockTuner for Ryzen released in 2020. It allows users to tweak various performance and efficiency aspects, as it includes automatic detection of Curve Optimizer values, voltage + frequency curve modification, dynamic profile creation and even undervolting. It also features two proprietary “boost” technologies that help users perform a rigorous evaluation of the sample to determine ideal voltages and core speeds. Unfortunately, these features will most likely not be available for mobile Ryzen 5000 APUs, but there is still a chance that they may work on the upcoming Rembrandt APUs launching next January.
1usmus is already offering a Pro version of Project Hydra for his Patreon supporters, while the non-Pro public release will be released by the end of November. It is still unclear if the non-Pro version comes with any limitations compared to the Pro one.