Some lucky mites have already got AMD’s new Ryzen 2000 processors in their mitts ahead of their official launch this Thursday, and they’ve been doing what’s only good and right and overclocking the bejesus out of them.
Both the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the Radeon 5 2600X have been overclocked to an impressive 5.8GH already. Not bad at all for a first attempt.
Naturally, these benchmarks haven’t been run using bog standard air cooling, or even liquid cooling, but will instead no doubt rely on liquid nitrogen to keep AMD’s latest Ryzen processors ice-cold.
The overclocking records have appeared and been verified on the CPU-Z Validator site. The Ryzen 7 2700X ordinarily has a base clock of 3.7GHz and boost clock of 4.3GHz, but overclockers managed to push this all the way up to 5,884MHz with a BCLK of 101.02MHz and a 58.25x multiplier. The overclock was applied to ALL eight cores of the Ryzen 7 2700X (with all 16 threads enabled), using an MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard and chugging on 1.76 volts.
The performance achieved with the Ryzen 5 2600X is also no less impressive. This new mid to high-range hexa-core CPU has a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 4.2GHz, pushed all the way up to 5,883MHz with LN2 overclocking. Again, that’s on all six cores, this time with multithreading disabled, which is still quite a feat. The motherboard used for this test was the MSI X470 Gaming Plus and it used 1.768 volts.
These are pretty impressive numbers considering just how early we are into these CPU’s lifespans. It’s going to have little bearing on the performance for normal users, but we’re certainly intrigued to see the overclocking potential of AMD’s 12nm Zen+ microarchitecture when they officially launch on April 19th.