MojoKid writes: A couple of weeks ago, AMD launched its Ryzen processor line in conjunction with its AM4 platform. The feedback has been mostly positive, save for lower-than-expected gaming performance at 1080p. AMD noted most games are not optimized for AMD hardware currently, and that 1080p gaming performance will improve in time as developers take advantage of Ryzen's architecture. Some have attributed the problem has to do with a conflict between Ryzen and the Windows 10 thread scheduler. However, AMD claims there is no merit to that theory. "We have investigated reports alleging incorrect thread scheduling on the AMD Ryzen processor. Based on our findings, AMD believes that the Windows 10 thread scheduler is operating properly for 'Zen', and we do not presently believe there is an issue with the scheduler adversely utilizing the logical and physical configurations of the architecture," AMD said. AMD also addressed reports simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) is causing performance to dip in games. The company said it expects games to either benefit from SMT or see no change at all in performance. According to AMD, this is the case in several popular game titles. However, AMD isn't leaving things entirely in the hands of developers, noting: "We have already identified some simple changes that can improve a game's understanding of the "Zen" core/cache topology, and we intend to provide a status update to the community when they are ready." AMD also addressed several other areas of concern in their update and it does appear the company is getting a better handle on a few of the anomalies with Ryzen performance.