There is a combo of components, technologies and software that are not getting along lately and when they seemed to hit it off again another problem comes to the fore. We talk about AMD, TPM 2.0 and Windows 11, to which now we must also add Windows 10, where countless performance problems are being reported on AMD PCs. On the other hand, other users have no problem, what happens then?
The issue of the L3 cache performance of AMD processors was very famous and we covered it in great detail, where Windows 11 was in the focus of the users. Corrected that error and although the performance of Windows 10 was not achieved 100%, today and after patches and updates it can be ensured that it was resolved without losses, but just when one ends another begins. This is the story behind AMD’s new performance issues.
Stuttering and audio bugs no longer stick around in Windows 11
What is being reported by forums around the world, but especially on Reddit, is precisely very specific performance problems focused on stuttering, which is longer than expected and therefore more evident. Normally stuttering or even micro stuttering occurs in punctual moments that make the gaming experience less than optimal, since we will be playing with small jumps or jerks, normally only perceptible by more experienced players.
In the case of AMD this is happening even outside of games, in Windows 10 or 11 on the desktop or browsing, which is no longer normal. It is not a constant stuttering, but it is perceptible and also directly affects the audio, which is momentarily lost and that shows a bigger problem.
How is it possible for this to happen if they should be individual problems?
Performance issues on AMD PCs with fTPM
Little by little this problem of AMD and Windows 11 has been delimited, since as we say it is also affecting Windows 10 at present and everything seems to focus on the same point: TPM 2.0 or fTPM in AMD by firmware.
Activating it in BIOS is causing many users to experience the problems described without yet finding a common point of connection that marks the problem. Several partial freezing problems have been read that we have also suffered and are witness to, where curiously we also have fTPM active.
This error that seems to be the fault of Microsoft or the latest AMD drivers (the culprit has not yet been diagnosed) is more present in the latest Redmond OS, while in Windows 10 it seems more strange. The solution for now is to disable fTPM or remove the physical module if we don’t have the first one, where the OS should recover normal operation and in games.
The problem has not yet received a response from AMD or Microsoft, which could be evaluating where the error comes from and how it is possible that fTPM or TPM 2.0 interfere with occasional stuttering or lack of audio.