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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Overclocking — Best Ryzen Processor?

By Nathan Kirsch •

Is The Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core Processor For $329 The Best Value?

On Thursday, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) launched their Ryzen 7 processor series and we looked at all three processors in our launch article. Over the past several days we’ve been able to spend more time with the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 and we’ve found ourselves really starting to like the Ryzen 7 1700 processor the best from an enthusiast perspective. For starts the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the lowest price processor of the group at $329.99 shipped and it just happens to be the only model that comes with an AMD Wraith CPU cooler.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 With ATI Ruby

The best part about the Ryzen 7 1700 is that it overclocks like a champ compared to the other models as we’ve been able to get it up to 4. 0 GHz on all cores with just 1.3875V on the CPU Core Voltage! The multi-threaded benchmarks at 4GHz on Ryzen are damn impressive as you end up with a low-cost platform that can more times than not beat the Intel Core i7-6900K that just happens to be priced at $1,021.97 shipped. This processor hasn’t gotten much attention this week, but we feel it is a sleeper and a really good value for those that are comfortable with overclocking.

We did our overclock on the MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard ($299.99 shipped) and have had very few if any issues with this board using UEFI 117 that was released on February 22nd, 2017. The board takes longer than we would like to go through the boot cycle, but once it is up and running it we’ve found it to be a pretty good board. The M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD performance is solid on our Corsair Force MP500 480GB drive (check out our dirty drive scores on a half full drive) and we’ve have no issues with any peripherals yet. That’s all good news as the MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard is the most expensive AMD X370 board on the market right now, so it better be damn good.

Overclocking the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processors was very simple to do as we just needed to raise the CPU Frequency up to 4000MHz and then increase the CPU Core Voltage from ‘Auto’ up to 1.3875 V. The system would crash in the AIDA64 and Prime95 system stress tests at 1.3750 V, but was rock solid with bumping up the voltage to the next step up (1.3875V). No other voltages needed to be altered to take the all-core clock speed up to 4.0 GHz!

The good news continues as we were able to get this overclock stable on both the Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM U-Type Tower Cooler ($57.99 shipped) and the Corsair Hydro 110i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler ($134.99 shipped). The temperatures were of course better on the water cooler, so that is what we stuck with for our benchmark testings.

Let’s take a quick look at the test system and then get straight to the benchmarks!

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 overclocking to 1800X speed while maintaining power savings.


Greetings from Asia.

Okay with all the recent chatter on MQA, let’s take a little break from audio for a bit and talk about something much less controversial :-). In fact, this is downright basic for all the computer overclockers out there…

Remember a few months ago, I upgraded to the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU. As discussed in my previous article, I upgraded to a computer with this processor for workstation purposes, not gaming or anything like that. I’ve certainly been impressed by the speed already but as one who enjoys tinkering with the machines, I thought it would be fun to try overclocking without sacrificing power efficiency…

Remember that the Ryzen 1700 is the least expensive (~US$300) of the new AMD Ryzen 8-core processors. It clocks in at 3.0-3.2GHz base with turbo to 3.7GHz for a single core when processor power envelope is available. It has a TDP of only 65W and runs at 1.2V with an included heatsink/fan which is what I’ve stuck with because to be honest, it works really well and is quiet. In comparison, the Ryzen 1800X (~US$430) is currently the most powerful of the Ryzen 7 line running at 3.6GHz base with up to 4.0GHz turbo single core. It’s rated for 95W. In between we have the Ryzen 1700X (~US$350), 3.4GHz core, 3.8GHz turbo, 95W. Notice that the reason the TDP has gone up with the ‘X’ models is due to the higher voltage the CPU runs at; up to around 1.35V at higher speeds. There’s also the AMD XFR «eXtended Frequency Range» feature which allows a little bit of extra overclocking at default up by 100MHz for the 1700X and 1800X, and 50MHz for the 1700 when the power is available — cute but practically little difference IMO.

As a «family» of processors, remember that these days CPUs with the same features like these are typically all made in the same fabrication facility and the only difference is «binning» to separate out the different thresholds of stability. In effect, the only difference between a 1700 and 1800X is «cherry-picking» the ones that can run up to 4GHz bursts from those that peak at 3. 7/3.8GHz for example.

There’s really not much difference between the 1700(X) models — turbo-clock differs only by 100MHz with the higher voltage. It’s no surprise then that basically we can expect any 1700 to achieve 1700X speeds with no real difficulty at all.

I have no intention of buying another CPU cooler nor using liquid cooling. So I am not interested in any extreme overclocking like pushing my Ryzen 1700 to 4.0GHz with liquid coolers or anything like that. In fact, I’ve never bothered with liquid cooling all these years. What I am interested in however is achieving 1800X stock speed while keeping the voltage low and power consumption low overall. Let’s get to it…

Here’s how I did it with my MSI SLI PLUS AM4 motherboard and Cosair Vengeance DDR4 3000 16GB RAM; aiming at core clock speed of 3.65GHz (around the 1800X speed):

1. Get the BIOS settings where you want them.

Get the CPU Ratio to 36.5 to correlate to the 3. 65GHz CPU speed. Notice that I loaded the XMP «Profile 2» for the Corsair DDR4 RAM. This gets us to 2933MHz DDR speed (~3000MHz).

Next, because I want to keep all the «cool and quiet» power savings (let’s stay «green»!)…

Enable core C6, make sure the AMD Cool’n’Quiet is still on (this tends to get turned off when you’re overclocking with good reason most of the time).

I’ll save these settings as my configuration in the «OC PROFILE» section for this motherboard/BIOS…

2. Reboot from BIOS (for most BIOS, press F10 and save/reboot). Keep your fingers crossed that the CPU speed (3.65GHz) works. If it does not reboot, you’ll have to try lower speeds like 3.6 / 3.5GHz. I would be surprised if any Ryzen 1700 is not capable of at least 3.5GHz!

NOTE: Although my suspicion is that most CPUs will be able to hit 3.6GHz without issue, another way to find out the max speed of your CPU is just by using AMD Ryzen Master Utility:

Fooling around in AMD Ryzen Master Utility. .. Trying out 3.6GHz in this screenshot. AMD should do something about scaling the microscopic font size for a 4K monitor!

You can fool around with the clock speeds in Windows to make sure they’re stable before commiting to BIOS.

3. If all is good with your Windows start up, now make sure you have the AMD chipset driver installed so there’s the «AMD Ryzen Balanced» power plan in place as discussed here. (Direct link to the AMD software.)

4. Make sure to use the «AMD Ryzen Balanced» plan and I will tweak a couple little things in the «Advanced settings» of «Power Options» (easy to find, just type in «Power & Sleep» in the Windows 10 search bar):

I make sure the «Maximum processor frequency» is set to 0 MHz which will allow the CPU to run at the maximum found in the BIOS. «Minimum processor state» I have as 5% so Windows can be free to downclock the CPU as much as it wants when idle. .. In reality, I only see it throttle down to 1.5GHz and the voltage will drop to <1V as well.

5. Verify that the overclock is working… I like using CPU-Z. Here’s how it looks…

There we go… 3649MHz. Notice the voltage is still 1.2V. You’ll see the «Core Speed» bounce around a bit and likewise the voltage fluctuates as well over time. That’s the AMD Cool’n’Quiet and Windows 10 doing its thing with power savings.

Now go into the «Bench» tab and run a benchmark… You should see a result like this showing that your Ryzen 1700 is running at 1800X speed (but without higher voltage since we’re leaving the power saving features intact and keeping things at 1700 settings):

Note the new benchmark results. Not comparable to the old CPU-Z 2015 numbers.

Click on «Submit and Compare» for some more info:

Seriously, it’s insane that we’re even comparing this $300 CPU with Intel’s i7-7820X (~US$590, 8 Cores, 3. 6GHz base clock, 140W TDP) or server-level Xeon E5-2683 v3 (14-cores, 2GHz, 120W TDP). Sure, other CPUs can do some amazing things in various situations such as single threaded performance (like the Intel i7-7700K), but ultimately, this is what I call value!

6. Ensure stability. I like using IntelBurnTest:

As you can see, I’m using «Very High» stress level (4GB RAM used) and ran 10 iterations. In my experience, this level of «burning» will reveal 99% of unstable systems in less than 30 minutes. Notice also that the Linpack output with the Ryzen is «only» 76 GFlops. Compared to Intel processors, this is on the lower side. I suspect it’s a reflection of the fact that it’s based on Intel’s Math Kernel Library (and LINPACK Benchmark) which is understandably optimized for Intel processors.

One important thing to watch for is if the Linpack Time increases and Speed drops over the duration of the test. This is an indicator of thermal throttling suggesting that your cooling solution is inadequate for the task and the CPU is slowing down deliberately.

This is pretty good already, to finish the «stress test», I will also run Prime95 for about 24 hours…

Nice. I ran this on a hot summer day with no problem. Make sure all 16 Prime95 threads are free from errors.

Done. As promised, a simple overclock of the Ryzen 7 1700 which I believe should be quite easily achievable with most processors to get to 1800X speed. It’s not that I really need the extra speed, but there’s nothing wrong with picking up a few extra percentage points (a good 15% based on the CPU-Z benchmark). As usual, with overclocking, there’s a bit of luck with the «CPU lottery». Mine will go up to 3.7GHz on air at 1.2V using the stock AMD Wraith Spire cooler without over-volting. It will boot but start showing instability beyond 2.7GHz. Hence I pull the speed back to 3.65GHz for a bit of overhead especially on those hot days. Remember that the actual Ryzen 7 1800X can still turbo up to 4.0GHz with one of its cores when minimally multitasking so the 1700 isn’t exactly overclocking to what the 1800X can do; close enough though.

Have fun pushing your CPU — there’s really no way to damage it unless you go crazy with increasing the voltage. I hear that the Ryzen processors can easily be up-volted to 1.4+V; just don’t quote me on this if you «brick» the processor. Of course at this kind of voltage and with the potential amount of heat generated, you better have more than stock air cooling!

Practically, computers are fast enough for basically all day-to-day activities. When it comes to heavy number crunching, Handbrake will convert 1080P video to HEVC 10-bits in very good quality at realtime speed (24-30fps). However, converting 4K video to HEVC 10-bits at a similar image quality runs at around 8fps or about 1/3 realtime. I can always use a quicker CPU of course 🙂 but for 2017 and 300 US bucks, that’s not bad I think!

It’s good to see that the competition from AMD has pushed Intel into action with their 8th Generation «Coffee Lake» processors with 6-core i5 and i7 devices. Performance figures I’ve seen look very impressive for the new i7-8700 and i7-8700K!

Of course, if you’re an AMD fan and really want the top-end multi-core performance today, check out the Threadripper series of processors using the more advanced Socket TR4 platform and X399 chipset motherboards: 1950X (16-core/32-thread), 1920X (12-core/24-thread), and 1900X (8-core/16-threads). Obviously more expensive and power hungry (180W for 16-cores) to achieve the speed…

It’s wonderful what real competition can do in the world of technology in terms of performance and price.


I was thinking the other day what might be a nice upgrade in the next few years on the computing front… Yes, we will see more and cheaper 4K screens, faster graphics cards for 4K gaming, newer generations of VR headsets, etc. But one rather un-sexy piece of computing infrastructure has been short-changed in the last few years — the home network infrastructure. It seems like we’ve been sitting at 1 Gigabit speed for awhile now. With the recent release of the ASUS XG-C100C 10Gb RJ-45 adaptor for around US$100, I have a suspicion that in the next 3 years, we’re going to see 10Gbps home networks become the standard. The problem currently is that compared to 1Gbps, this is still quite expensive, especially the 10Gb switch (for example, the Buffalo 12-port BS-XP2012 is still around US$750 today). The other interesting thing is that these multi-gigabit speeds can still be achieved over Cat5e cable though distance would be reduced to around 45m compared to higher speed Cat6a at 100m. 45m (~145 feet) is still quite a good distance in the home and the hardware would be able to negotiate a slower speed like 2.5/5Gbps if needed.

While not very sexy, I am looking forward to the day when I can have 10x the bandwidth of my current gigabit pipe between the main workstation and my multi-terabyte server computer in the basement. Internet speeds will need to keep up!

The big question of course is, when we get those 10Gbps home networks, would streaming hi-res audio sound even better??? I guess for some in the «high end», the only way to know is to listen when the day comes… Cuz «everything matters». 🙂

Alright guys, I’m currently overseas as I release this post. Alas, no high-fidelity listening for a few weeks unfortunately. At least I have my 1More Quad Driver IEM’s on the trip loaded with a few albums. Hope you’re all enjoying the music :-).

AMD Ryzen 7 Processor Review 1700

AMD is back in the competition. Troubleshooters in 2017 — the long-awaited Ryzen processors; they are the ones that compete with Intel’s performance solutions in the consumer segment. With the Ryzen 3 and 5 line, everything is one way or another clear: these are budget stones , which are not as good as the similarly priced Core i3 and i5. But the lineup of Ryzen 7 with eight physical cores made netizens think again about the correct choice of a particular platform.

In manual mode, AMD Ryzen 7 1700 does not overclock to 4 GHz even after increasing the voltage to 1.350 V. however, after the appearance of these stones on the market and the first tests of carried out, the public skepticism of subsided.

AMD’s new 14nm processors are indeed powerful enough to compete with Intel’s solutions in applications and games.

The debate about which is better (AMD or Intel) will be ongoing; our task is to find out what the relatively affordable AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is capable of, and which stones are equal rivals of this device.


The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is an octa-core processor with 16 compute threads and 16MB L3 cache; its nominal clock frequency is 3000 MHz, and the TDP level does not exceed 65 watts. AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is compatible with DDR4-2667 dual channel RAM, however normal operation AMD Ryzen CPU with RAM is a separate topic, which we will discuss below.


AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Intel Core i7-7700 Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-7740X Intel CoreX 043

Socket Socket AM4 Socket LGA 1151 Socket LGA 1151 Socket LGA 2066 Socket LGA 2066 6
Cores/Threads 8/16 4/8 6/12 4/8 6/12
Clock frequency 3000 MHz 3600 MHz 3200 MHz 4300 MHz 3500 MHz
L3 cache 16 MB 8 MB 12 MB 8 MB 8. 25 MB
Memory support DDR4-2667
2 channels
2 channels
2 channels
2 channels
4 channels
TDP 65W 65W 65W 112W 140W

AMD Ryzen processors are focused on the Socket AM4 platform, and this is a definite plus for the user, because the cost of motherboards with the AMD X370 chipset (the most functional chipset in the line) is not the highest. There are enough models on the market, the price of which is slightly higher than $100. This fact helps fight more expensive solutions from Intel.

If you wish, you can save not only on the motherboard, but also on the cooler for AMD Ryzen 7 1700, because the CPU turned out to be extremely cold . Even a budget cooling system for $30-50 is capable of cooling down the ardor of the monitored device at minimum speed.

In fact, we have before us an excellent, in some ways even flawless, processor for the money, if not for the difficulties with the RAM. All modifications from the AMD Ryzen line are rather capricious in terms of relationship with the DDR4 standard. Even if you manage to find a compatible set of memory, it is not a fact that the system will work stably at the required frequency (think of the AMD Ryzen 5 1400).

In our case, we used a dual-channel kit of the DDR4-3200 standard, with which the PC started up the first time, though at a frequency of DDR4-2666 MHz. After increasing the value to DDR4-3200, problems began. The OS in this format functioned more or less stably, however, when you run any program, for example, the WinRAR archiver, the system gave out a «bruise» (BSOD).



At DDR4-2933 frequency, system applications functioned without failures, however pace couldn’t keep up with the game (systematic crash in Hitman). As a result, the DDR4-2666 format (at best DDR4-2800) is 100% stable, as stated in the official AMD Ryzen 7 1700 specifications.

and this is almost 90% of all operations performed by a computer). Of course, the high frequency of the RAM will not add frame / s in games, but it will affect the overall speed of the PC.

Test bench:

Motherboard — ASUS ROG Strix X370-F Gaming
RAM — GeIL EVO X DDR4-3200 16 GB
Video card — ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti
Storage — Plextor M8Se(Y)
Power supply — HuntKey X7 900W
Cooling system — Noctua NH-L9a-AM4

Performance and test results

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is extremely strong in programs that can use a large number of CPU processing threads. For example, in Cinebench the browser is stone competes with the Intel Core i7-7800X, Core i7-6850K, Core i7-7740X and Core i7-8700 (but do not forget that each of these processors is equipped with fewer cores).

But the power of one core in AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is lower than in solutions from Intel. In WinRAR and Super PI, the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is weaker than the Intel Core i7-7700 and Core i7-7740X, which have four physical cores.

For gaming, the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is perfect (too good), especially at high resolutions. In 1440p and 4K formats, the reviewed processor is not inferior to Intel in anything. AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Easily swings graphics card level GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

But we keep repeating: for today’s toys, even a dual-core CPU of the Intel Core i3-7350K level (which, by the way, is cheaper than the AMD Ryzen 7 1700), is enough, take a look at the graphs.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 in games


The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 multiplier is not locked, but Zen microarchitecture processors are known to be rather unfriendly to clock speed increases. Launching the reviewed modification at 4 GHz is a great success. She bypassed us, and the point here is not in the cooling system (we are not talking about overheating).

The test motherboard allows you to automatically overclock AMD Ryzen 7 1700 to 3740 MHz (voltage 1.256 V), at this value the processor is 100% stable. Moreover, the performance of an already powerful device is increased to an even more attractive level. For example, in the beloved Cinebench AMD Ryzen 7 1700 competes with the 8-core Intel Core i7-7820X, which is almost 3 times more expensive.

In manual mode, the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 does not overclock to 4 GHz even after increasing the voltage to 1.350 V. Overclocking is simply not his forte.

Sense of acceleration


AMD Ryzen 7 1700 tightly has taken its price niche. In domestic retail, this processor costs a little more than overseas. There it can be purchased for $260 in the Box configuration; for a similar amount, Intel offers the Core i5-7600K or Core i7-7700. And in such a situation, AMD Ryzen 7 1700 looks like a better option.

Of course, the user has the right to take a closer look at the Socket LGA 2066 platform and the Intel Core i7-7800X/Core i7-7740X with support for high-frequency memory (including four-channel). These processors are slightly more expensive than the AMD Ryzen 7 1700, and if you need a gaming CPU, the overpayment is not worth it. The tests carried out have proven this fact.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is an extremely good solution for building a multi-purpose high-end computer; without compromises and any “buts” (after all, choosing a compatible RAM is not the most difficult task). Recommended.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz: is it worth it?

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is probably the best mid-range processor in 2020. It is reasonably priced and comes with six cores and twelve threads. Operating at a base frequency of 3.7 GHz, and the maximum overclocking frequency reaches 4.6 GHz. It’s a great desktop processor that delivers top-notch performance for both gaming and productivity apps. Although this is a great processor in itself. We were wondering if we could make it even better by overclocking it. How far can you push his clock before you hit his limits? We overclocked the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X to the max. And then we compared its results in tests with its standard version and other desktop processors. Here’s what we found out.


  1. Overclocking AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: how did we do it?
  2. AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Desktop Processor
  3. AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz
  4. Are you getting a performance boost from overclocking AMD Ryzen 5 5600X?
  5. Single-threaded CPU-Z: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz
  6. CPU-Z Multi-Threading: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz
  7. Cinebench R23: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz
  8. Blender: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz
  9. PCMark 10: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz
  10. JetStream 2: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz
  11. Compression : AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz
  12. 7-Zip Unboxing: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz
  13. Shadow of the Tomb Raider: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4. 8GHz
  14. Metro Exodus : AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz
  15. World War Z: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz
  16. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz
  17. Temperatures: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz
  18. Power Consumption: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz AMD

    4 Ryzen 5 5600X?

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Overclocking: How Did We Do It?

The Ryzen 5 5600X has six physical cores and 12 threads. By default, they operate at a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and reach 4.6 GHz in boost mode. The processor is equipped with 32 MB of L3 cache and supports fast DDR4-RAM and PCI Express 4.0 memory. It is built on the latest AMD Zen 3 architecture. It uses the same 7nm process technology as the Zen 2 processors. However, the Zen 3 processors have been redesigned and offer significantly better performance than their previous generation Zen 2 counterparts. AMD Ryzen 5 The 5600X is fast and powerful, with a TDP of just 65W.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Desktop Processor

Processor overclocking is not a reliable task and results may vary greatly depending on other hardware components available in your computer. The most critical are the motherboard and cooler. To overclock the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, we used a desktop PC with the following hardware and software:

  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi).
  • Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB.
  • Memory: HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB memory (2×8 GB, 3200 MHz).
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700.
  • Storage: ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro (PCIe 3) SSD.
  • Monitor: ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ Curved Gaming Monitor.
  • Power Supply: ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum.
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Pro x64.

Our ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) motherboard has a great UEFI BIOS. Which allows us to customize every little aspect we want. Though we (and you) could use AMD Ryzen Master for Windows 10 for CPU overclocking. We prefer to do this from the BIOS.

After some work, we were able to overclock the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X on all cores at 4.80 GHz at 1.40 V. Although it seemed that it could go even higher, up to 4.90 GHz. Its temperature reached a critical point after a couple of minutes of stress testing, causing it to crash.

The 4.80 GHz we achieved on the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 1.1 GHz faster than its stock 3.7 GHz base clock. It’s also 200MHz faster than its stock overclock, and that’s on all cores, not just one of them.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz

To see if the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is worth overclocking, we first tested it at factory default frequencies. And then also with the custom frequencies that we have set. All tests in this article were run on Windows 10 Pro and the latest available drivers.

Windows 10 Pro Version 20h3 OS Build 19042.630

To get an idea of ​​how much faster the Ryzen 5 5600X gets when overclocked, we compared its benchmark results with its stock version. And also with AMD Ryzen 95900X (its older brother) and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (the previous generation, but with eight cores and 16 threads).

Are you getting a performance boost from overclocking AMD Ryzen 5 5600X?

Single Thread CPU-Z: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

We started by running the CPU-Z Single Thread test. It checks the performance of the processor in a single thread, which is especially important in games. The overclocked AMD Ryzen 5 5600X scored 662, a 2.48% increase over its standard version.

CPU-Z Multi-Threading: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

In multi-threaded CPU-Z mode, the overclocked AMD Ryzen 5 5600X scored 5205 points. This benchmark measures the performance of a processor when using all of its cores and threads. Since we overclocked all cores on the Ryzen 5 5600X, the improvements here are more noticeable than in the Single Thread test. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked with a 2. 72% increase in performance. Compared to using it at default clock speeds. However, it failed to outperform the older AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. And due to the much lower core count (6 cores, 12 threads) it still lags far behind AMD Ryzen 95900X (12 cores, 24 threads).

Cinebench R23: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

In Cinebench R23, overclocking all cores of the Ryzen 5 5600X produced impressive results in terms of performance gains. The overclocked processor scored 12243 points, which is 5.19% more than when using the processor at stock frequencies. The overclocked Ryzen 5 5600X is even faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X even though it has fewer cores than the latter (six cores and 12 threads vs eight cores and 16 threads)!

Blender: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

In Blender, another test designed to evaluate processor rendering performance. We launched cool scenes and bmw scenes. The overclocked AMD Ryzen 5 5600X took less time to complete the task than its stock version (12. 10 minutes vs. 12.97 minutes). This means a performance increase of 6.71%. However, it failed to be as fast as the older Ryzen 7 3700X, likely due to the lower core/thread count.

PCMark 10: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz

PCMark 10 is a benchmark that tests how fast computers perform in daily activities. Such as web browsing, video conferencing, application launch time, productivity and digital content creation. With an overclocked AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, we got 7529 points. This means a 2.76% increase over the Ryzen 5 5600X running at stock frequencies. Overclocked CPU is now almost as fast as AMD Ryzen 9The premium 5900X that offers just 1% more performance in normal computing!

JetStream 2: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

In the same note, we ran the ettream 2 test in Google Chrome. It measures how fast the processor processes web pages. To tell you how good the processor is for browsing the internet. With an overclocked AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, we got 199 points, which is almost the same as when the processor was running at stock clock speeds (198 points, 0. 51% increase), and the same as the Ryzen 9 5900X.

7-Zip Compression: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Overclocked to 4.8GHz

In a 7-Zip benchmark that shows how fast your CPU compresses and decompresses files. We measured a compression rate of 57MB/s using an overclocked AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. The same as the factory version of the CPU.

7-Zip decompression: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

The decompression speed measured by 7-Zip was slightly more impressive at 1000MB/s. Overclocking the Ryzen 5 5600X gave us a 0.81% performance boost. However, it can’t beat the Ryzen 7 3700X, which has more cores to work with.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz

One of the main reasons you might want to overclock your CPU is to get more FPS in games. For this reason, we have also launched several games. To show you what you get from overclocking all cores of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. To avoid bottlenecks from our graphics card (AMD Radeon RX 5700), we decided to test the games at 1080p and use the lowest graphic details available for each game.

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, overclocking AMD Ryzen 5 5600X did not affect framerate. We got the same 191 fps both when overclocking the Ryzen 5 5600X and at stock frequencies.

Metro Exodus: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

Unfortunately, although we’ve used as little visual detail as possible. In Metro Exodus, our graphics card proved to be the bottleneck for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. As well as all other processors we tested. So we can’t tell you if overclocking this CPU is worth it for this particular game. Even if you don’t overclock it, if you buy an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. You should also consider getting a higher-end graphics card to get the most out of it.

World War Z: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

In World War Z, overclocking an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X resulted in a slight increase in performance. We got 304 frames per second. Which is 4.83% more than when the processor is running at standard frequencies. It’s also slightly more than the high-end AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (3.05% frame rate increase).

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, like in Metro Exodus, our Radeon RX 5700 was not good enough to match the Ryzen 5 5600X or any of the others tested us processors. It didn’t matter if we overclocked the processor or not; The GPU could not display more than 105 frames per second on average. This shows once again that you need a high performance graphics card to get the most out of what each of these processors are capable of.

Temperatures: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8GHz

We used the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB AIO cooler to cool the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor. Although the overclocked frequencies of the processor were high, this cooler managed to keep them below the critical point. The maximum temperature we recorded when running the system stability test with AIDA64 was 78 degrees Celsius. This is a relatively low temperature, so the expected life of the processor should not be affected by increasing the processor clock speed to the values ​​that we did.

Power consumption: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked to 4.8 GHz

In terms of power consumption, overclocking the Ryzen 5 5600X meant a significant increase. However, the maximum we measured was 107W, which is less than the power consumption of AMD’s high-end Ryzen 9 5900X, but still lower than Intel’s latest 6-core processors (Intel Core i5-10600K).

SEE ALSO: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X review and benchmarks.

Should I overclock my AMD Ryzen 5 5600X?

Well, the answer is not as clear cut as you would like: it depends!

We think your AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is worth overclocking if:

  • You want to get the most out of your performance. This processor has more overclocking options than previous Zen 2 processors. We have been able to increase the processor clock speed to 4.