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R5 3600 owner please raise your hands. I have a question for you!

Coach

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I have two. Of you R5 3600 owners how many of you can exceed 4.2Ghz with your cpu? Neither of mine can do this.
 

Entz

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Don't have a chip but based on the sites selling pre-overclocked ones, 4.2 is going to be the max for most people. 4.3 is a golden chip it seems.
 

Mr. Friendly

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I hear there are issues with the Ryzen 3000 hitting higher all-core clock speeds. it seems AMD is binning the CPUs so that the cores all hit the base clock and then there is the one core that will hit the boost speed the CPU is rated for.

it's lame...but perhaps the CPU's and process need more time for optimization or they're putting all the winners into the higher end CPU's or the server market. hopefully that will change and isn't something that Intel copies. it's not good for the consumer.

that said, as a lot of my friends say, no need to overclock anymore cause of the turbo boosting and the extra power/heat that it requires. on the flip side, some info leaked on the Intel 9900KS, which is gonna be their 8 core / 16 thread CPU that does a 5ghz boost on all cores.
 

bassnut

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As far as prime stable goes ….. my 3900X is stuck at 4.3 all core though I can bench CBR20 upwards of 4.4 or 4.5 so not much of a difference. At Overclockers we have 1 guy stable at 4.5 the rest all follow suit at 4.3.
 

Mr. Friendly

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it will be neat if/when you have the option to overclock per core and customize the CPU's performance.
 
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JD

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that said, as a lot of my friends say, no need to overclock anymore cause of the turbo boosting and the extra power/heat that it requires. on the flip side, some info leaked on the Intel 9900KS, which is gonna be their 8 core / 16 thread CPU that does a 5ghz boost on all cores.
...but Intel has been running 14nm for 4 generations now so there's been lots of time for refinement. This is AMD's first attempt at 7nm and whatever was involved with the move to TSMC so I'd expect later revisions to be able to clock better assuming they stick with it for a bit.

I'll agree that overclocking doesn't seem as worthwhile as it used to be though. I don't really find any notable gains in day-to-day other than more heat and power usage and I wouldn't classify those as "good" gains ;)
 

bassnut

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Overclocking per core ….. not sure that will come, but who knows. Right now through RYZEN Master you have limited ability to OC per CCX and there is a tool out there that gives you better control of that however that comes with a big warning as improper settings can kill your CPU.

 

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