AMD Ryzen 7 4700G Renoir pushed to 4.96 GHz across all cores
Having a commercially-available processor capable to run at 5 GHz on eight cores or more might not be too far in the future, although it might take at least one or two years. However, the flagship AMD Ryzen 7 4700G APU has just been pushed to 4.96 GHz across all eight cores and — to make it as impressive as possible — this achievement did not involve the use of LN2 for cooling.
As you probably realized already, this is not a feat that anyone can hope to accomplish at home. ITCooker has managed to do this using liquid cooling and ice cubes on both sides of a 360 mm AIO radiator to keep the temperature within reasonable limits. According to the CPU-Z screenshots shown by the overclocker, the specs of the Ryzen 7 4700G processor he used match earlier leaks — 3.6 GHz base clock, 4.45 GHz boost, 65 W TDP, as well as one of the fastest iGP solutions we have seen so far — a 7 nm Vega part with 8 CUs, 512 cores, and a 2.1 GHz clock.
The mainboard used for the aforementioned successful overclocking attempt is the Gigabyte B550 AORUS Master, which seems to be one of the best motherboards that can be used to push the limits of AMD Renoir APUs.
In addition to the above overclock, it is also worth mentioning another achievement using the processor and motherboard in question — an impressive DDR4 memory frequency of 5.4 GHz.
These being said, we can only wait for the Renoir lineup to become available and see more and more overclocking records showing up. Considering what we've seen so far, the Matisse platform will be literally blown up in terms of overclocking capabilities by the upcoming parts.