AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with Corsair H60 Overclocking & Undervolting

Power Benefits

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking/Undervolting

Power Benefits

It wont surprise you to learn that if you cut down on the VCore then you gain power efficiency. When it comes to our final overclock versus the stock 2700X we're gaining a huge amount of performance - 4 GHz across all cores instead of the stock arrangement of limited core boosting - yet with a power draw at the wall of 4W lower than the stock setup.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking/Undervolting  

Looking at the Amps drawn by the Ryzen 7 2700X itself you can see how dramatically it scales with even the slightest voltage adjustment. At stock it's pulling 111 Amps, with an old fashioned overclock it's draining nearly 129. Down the bottom you can see that our addition of another .025v to take the system into fully stable territory only adds a single Amp of draw compared to the 1.2v which was too heavily undervolted. A clear demonstration of the benefits from finely tuning your rig.


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
Quote:
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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