AMD Ryzen 7 3800X pushed to 5.9 GHz along with DDR4 RAM at 5,774 MHz on LN2, seems to have good potential for an all-core overclock record
For those keeping track, the new Ryzen 3rd gen processors have put up an impressive show so far in most reviews. During the E3 unveiling of the Ryzen 9 3950X processor, AMD showed off some of the cool LN2 overclocking records that the new CPUs have broken. Now, we get to see the Ryzen 7 3800X managing to break another speed record on liquid nitrogen (LN2).
Pro-overclocker 'TSAIK' could push the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X to a high of 5.9 GHz when cooled on LN2 on an MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard with 16 GB RAM. Not just the CPU, even the DDR4 RAM speed record was broken with speeds touching 5,774 MHz. These are very impressive numbers for a processor that is clocked at 3.9 GHz base and 4.5 GHz turbo. CPU-Z reports the exact speed as 5911.3 MHz with a multiplier of 59 and a bus speed of 100.19 MHz. These speeds were shown achieved at a core voltage of just 1.1 V, which is impressive if correct.
When directly compared with the competition such as the Intel Core i9-9900K, the 3800X's 5.9 GHz OC on single-core is not really that high but is still respectable considering this is essentially a new platform we are dealing with. For perspective, the Core i9-9900K could hit 7.6 GHz mark on all cores while the Ryzen 7 2700X managed an all-core 6 GHz in der8auer's LN2 overclock. We have seen the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX hit 6 GHz on all cores as well. Platform differences and overclocking setup used in each case notwithstanding, it will be interesting to see as to how far the Ryzen 7 3800X can pushed on all cores.
TSAIK did not provide any performance numbers to compare how the 3800X actually performs so the immediate benefit of this overclock is not yet apparent. We'll have to wait and see if other overclockers manage to achieve an all-core overclock closer to the 6 GHz mark on this processor.