Overclock of 6 GHz Achieved on All Ryzen 7 2700X Cores
The release of the AMD’s second-generation Pinnacle Ridge Ryzen 2 processors hasn’t gone unnoticed to overclockers, as first reviews reported higher overclocking possibilities than its predecessors. The high-end Ryzen R7 2700X has now been taken to its limits with a stable 6 GHz without disabling a single core.
An important benchmark has been set by veteran overclocker der8auer in collaboration with ASUS, as the man managed to bring all eight cores of the Ryzen 7 2700X chip to no less than 6 GHz – a massage boost compared to the regular 4.35 GHz boost clock. As you can imagine, the popular overclocker did use liquid nitrogen to cool the CPU.
The motherboard used was an ASUS Crosshair VII Hero and this series of motherboards is fairly popular with overclockers. Notably, in order to achieve the 6 GHz clock speed, the chip had to be set a very high voltage of 1.85 volts.
Thanks to these impressive results, der8auer can call himself the proud owner of a new Geekbench 3 world record with no less than 50,804 points, although the overclocked Ryzen 7 2700X was unable to capture the Cinebench R15 world record, although it did come close with 2627 points compared to Intel’s Core i7 7820 score of 2739 points.
If you’re looking for a more modest overclock, der8auer recommends a voltage of no more than 1.3 volts. A permanent (non-boosted) overclock of 4.1 GHz for all cores is well within the realm of possibility for most 2700X chips.