DeNoise not working in Photo AI?

When I open a DNG file in Photo AI 3 (and this happened on the previous version too) it does a terrible job of reducing noise.

The denoise defaults to RAW Normal with a Strength of 6 and a Minor Deblur of 1. If I change to RAW Strong, it keeps those same values.

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I have gone into the preferences and set everyting to defaults.

If I use the Denoise app on the same photo, it uses a value of 42.

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I can never use the auto settings, I always have to adjust the noise manually.


Topaz Photo AI [v3.0.1] on Mac M! 2020 Sonoma 14.4.1