AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with Corsair H60 Overclocking & Undervolting

Regular Overclocking Methodology

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking/Undervolting

Regular Overclocking Methodology

If you go down the standard overclocking idea of just adding more volts and hoping that your cooling can cope, it is possible to squeeze 4.2 GHz from the Ryzen 7 2700X. Nobody wants to stuff 1.4v through their CPU 24/7 though, so instead let's set the system up to run all the cores at a static speed, rather than boosting up and down all the time. That way we can attain a more stable platform and it lets us go lower on the volts than we could if we let the BIOS fiddle with the clock speed as necessary, whilst doing so at a more manageable voltage.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking/Undervolting  

Straight away the shift from boosting to stable clock speeds allows us to drop from the factory stock setting of just a hair over 1.4 volts on the VCore down to 1.3v. It's a good start, but here at OC3D we're not interested in good starts or doing the bare minimum. It also seems unfair on the Ryzen 7 2700X to not give it a fair crack of the whip and a chance to show what it can really do.


AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking/Undervolting 

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26-06-2018, 16:18:20

Ishimuro
"nobody wants to put 1.4V 24/7..."

*Looks at his 1700, whispering: "I'm so sorry buddy, bare with me"*

But damn i wanted 3.9 so badly. I guess... well. Maybe. Mhh. You made me think. Maybe I'll tinker with it a bit more and see how far 1.3 will get me xDQuote

26-06-2018, 19:58:13

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Ishimuro View Post
"nobody wants to put 1.4V 24/7..."

*Looks at his 1700, whispering: "I'm so sorry buddy, bare with me"*

But damn i wanted 3.9 so badly. I guess... well. Maybe. Mhh. You made me think. Maybe I'll tinker with it a bit more and see how far 1.3 will get me xD
1.4v is safe for Ryzen. AMD recommends no more than 1.45v for extended periods. So personally 1.4v is the max I would go.

As for the article it's crazy to see how that bump from the optimized 4ghz to the 4.2ghz max clock changes temps and power draw. Definitely not worth 200mhz..Quote

30-06-2018, 16:08:24

NickOmega
I've been looking at the x470 Prime for a 2700X build, and the heatsinks don't fill me with confidence. How were VRM temps during testing?Quote

30-06-2018, 19:05:31

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by NickOmega View Post
I've been looking at the x470 Prime for a 2700X build, and the heatsinks don't fill me with confidence. How were VRM temps during testing?
You should be fine honestly. Unless you are maxing out the CPU on a OC you'll be alright.Quote

26-07-2018, 08:29:46

The Zealot
Ok I'm a bit confused by this review, because while a stable all-core frequency is good for multithreaded workloads, for games it's been shown that it's best to let XFR2 do its job, which is what I thought was the purpose of this Corsair H60 watercooler.

But it seems that performance was completely irrelevant, just voltage/consumption and temperature. This is all great and all, but unless I'm not getting something, this review is NOT something a gamer should be doing to its CPU.

Unless the monitor is limited to 60 Hz I suppose, then I guess it's worth it because no games will benefit from the higher frequency while capped by the monitor's refresh rate.Quote
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