As well as fixing the issue with the boost algorithm that was leading to the often reduced or inconsistent boost levels AMD are also trying to improve performance with this new update. They claim that they have been able to get 25-50MHz more boost speed on their testing rigs, which coupled to fixing the boost speed might see a lot of users getting a noticeable performance bump.
A final change in the BIOS outlined in the blog is aimed at stopping minor applications from using the boost in short, intermittent bursts, such as video players or game launchers. The intent is to create a ‘calmer idle’ state for the system.
AMD will also be releasing the AMD Monitoring SDK on September 30th. This in theory should allow for the development of more consistent monitoring utilities.