Overclockers Push Ryzen 7 1800X to 5.2 GHz On LN2, Break Cinebench Record

Subject: Processors | February 28, 2017 - 09:06 PM |
Tagged: Zen, Ryzen 1800X, ryzen, overclocking, LN2, Cinebench, amd

During AMD’s Ryzen launch event a team of professional overclockers took the stage to see just how far they could push the top Zen-based processor. Using a bit of LN2 (liquid nitrogen) and a lot of voltage, the overclocking team was able to hit an impressive 5.20 GHz with all eight cores (16 threads) enabled!

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In addition to the exotic LN2 cooling, the Ryzen 7 1800X needed 1.875 volts to hit 5.20 GHz. That 5.20 GHz was achieved by setting the base clock at 137.78 MHz and the multiplier at 37.75. Using these settings, the chip was even stable enough to benchmark with a score of 2,363 on Cinebench R15’s multi-threaded test.

According to information from AMD, a stock Ryzen 7 1800X comes clocked at 3.6 GHz base and up to 4 GHz boost (XFR can go higher depending on HSF) and is able to score 1,619 in Cinebench. The 30% overclock to 5.20 GHz got the overclockers an approximately 45% higher CInebench score.

Further, later in the overclocking event, they managed to break a Cinebench world record of 2,445 points by achieving a score of 2,449 (it is not clear what clockspeed this was at). Not bad for a brand-new processor!

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The overclocking results are certainly impressive, and suggest that Ryzen may be a decent overclocker so long as you have the cooling setup to get it there (the amount of voltage needed is a bit worrying though heh). Interestingly, HWBot shows a Core i7 6900K (also 8C/16T) hitting 5.22 GHz and scoring 2,146 in CInebench R15. That Ryzen can hit similar numbers with all cores and threads turned on is promising.

I am looking forward to seeing what people are able to hit on air and water cooling and if XFR will work as intended and get most of the way to a manual overclock without the effort of manually overclocking. I am also curious how the power phases and overclocking performance will stack up on motherboards using the B350 versus X370 chipsets. With the eight core chips able to hit 5.2, I expect the upcoming six core Ryzen 5 and four core Ryzen 3 processors to clock even higher which would certainly help gaming performance for budget builds!

Austin Evans was able to get video of the overclocking event which you can watch here (Vimeo).

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February 28, 2017 | 09:26 PM - Posted by derz

Dryland is not a myth

February 28, 2017 | 10:25 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it."

March 1, 2017 | 07:20 AM - Posted by Mike S. (not verified)

I'm salivating waiting for independent reviews.

But I'm going to wait until the dust settles before buying anything - I may even go for an R5 later this year.

March 1, 2017 | 09:38 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I know that as part of the NDA terms and conditions the reviewers can not even reveal when the NDA officially ends! But all product review NDA's should be required to reveal the NDA’s official end date/time at least one day prior to the NDA ending if not sooner.

This should be an FTC rule with regards to any new product approved for sale in the US. All NDAs with respect to new product reviews should have their end of effect dates posted so the consumer knows In Advance when to expect a proper and impartial analysis of any new product.

March 1, 2017 | 11:40 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The NDA clearly lifts tomorrow 3/2 as thats when I can theoretically get my hands on one retail to bench the hell out of it without an NDA. I expect the normal barrage of the same videos from PaulsHardware, JayzTwoCents and other like channels early tomorrow morning. They've already shown us the review kits.

March 1, 2017 | 11:35 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The previous record was not that low. Jesus do you guys not do any research whatsoever?!?!?

Here is a 5960x scoring 2445 in R15...


Also FYI Skylake, Kabylake, and Ryzen all seem to be showing greater than clock speed % performance gains in R15... I have to start wondering if R15 has been finally and completely "gamed" by chip developers and if it is now in need of serious replacement.

March 1, 2017 | 03:14 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

hwbot.org/newsflash/4304_amd_officially_reveal_ryzen_performance_break_cinebench_r15_8_core_global_first_place I will update the world record figure - i was looking at the wrong thing last night for the record on hwbot.

March 1, 2017 | 12:33 PM - Posted by Stefem (not verified)

Why always Cinebench? I'm getting tired off all those Cinebench Ryzen benchmark.
Hopefully indipendent reviews are comming really soon :P

March 1, 2017 | 03:05 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Independent Cinebench coming up! heheh

March 1, 2017 | 03:42 PM - Posted by quest4glory

It's a benchmark and it's geared towards multithreading, and is a best case scenario for media professionals, that's probably why.

Something like posting 7-Zip and Handbrake encoding times is useful, but it's not a score, and it's not something that's easily comparable (although it's relative and useful,) configuration changes in Handbrake make the timings questionable unless performed by the same person under the similar scenarios, etc. etc.

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