AMD only just launched its new Ryzen 5 six core processors this week but extreme overclockers are already setting lofty records with it. This week, overclocker ‘der8auer’ revealed that he was able to push his Ryzen 5 1600X CPU all the way up to 5.9GHz using an ASUS Crosshair VI motherboard.
The overclock was actually achieved a little while back but the footage was subject to various NDAs up until this point. Now with Ryzen 5 available, it was time to start publishing results. The system used in this instance featured an ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard using the February BIOS update. A 128GB SSD was used, alongside Windows 7 and some G.Skill Trident Z memory. As you would expect, liquid nitrogen was used for cooling.
To get the 5.9GHz overclock, der8auer set a bus speed of 130MHz and a multiplier of 45.5. No cores or threads were disabled and the overclock remained stable for benchmarking. Cinebench, GPU PI and Geekbench were all run and the results pitted the Ryzen 5 1600X ahead of Intel’s six core processors.
This 5.9GHz overclock doesn’t quite beat out the 7GHz Kaby Lake overclock from earlier this year, but when put up against Intel’s comparable six core CPUs, it does appear to come out on top.
KitGuru Says: It seems that AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs have quite a bit of overclocking headroom. This particular overclock was achieved on LN2 but it is still very impressive. Have many of you played around with CPU overclocking on your own system? What’s the highest OC you’ve had?