Project Hydra overclocking software was revealed earlier last month and will even offer support for Ryzen 6000 processors that haven’t been released yet. This tool is now available for download through Igor’s Lab.
ClockTuner creator Yuri Bubliy (@1usmus) designed Project Hydra to extract as much performance as possible from AMD’s Zen 3 processors. The software offers support for custom profiles, extensive customization of core voltages, core frequencies, and more. It should also be noted that Hydra is completely free.
This project began with the aim of giving Ryzen 5000 series owners unprecedented control over their processor’s cores and voltage boost scenarios. The overclocking tool replaces AMD’s upgrade algorithm built into Ryzen 5000 processors. The new profile can then be tweaked and adjusted as needed to provide higher core frequencies and lower CPU voltages depending on your needs.
Project Hydra was designed to be as safe to use as possible, with voltages similar to the default voltages used on Ryzen processors. Bubliy states that it is not a good choice to apply voltage to the CPU, as almost all of the overclocking capacity is achieved at default settings.
Basically, you can think of Project Hydra as an automatic overclocking software that replaces the acceleration algorithm of your Ryzen 5000 CPU with an adjustable structure, allowing for fine-tuning. Currently there are two versions of Project Hydra: a free version and a paid version with more features. The developer says that about half of Ryzen processors will not be able to take advantage of the Pro version. Therefore, if you do not have extra features, it is absolutely not necessary to buy the free version.
Let us remind you once again that overclocking always carries a risk. Finally, you can download the Project Hydra tool via this link.