AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with Corsair H60 Overclocking & Undervolting

Temperatures and Wrap Up

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking/Undervolting

Temperatures and Wrap Up

As we said back on page one we have full confidence in both the efficiency of the 2nd Generation of AMD processors and the excellence of even the base Corsair AIO. If you haven't kept up to date with the massive difference the Ryzen CPUs have when compared to older AMD CPUs then you might believe that you need a beastly cooler to tame the temperatures, whereas that absolutely isn't the case. All you need is a little time to maximise your setup, and you can have the Ryzen 7 2700X running happily at 4 GHz on all eight cores on the Corsair H60 without breaking past the 60°C barrier, much less anything we might start worrying about.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking/Undervolting  

Hopefully this has highlighted the benefits you can find from spending the time maximising the efficiency of your Ryzen setup, taking a processor which defaults to 1.4v across the base cores to one which has all the cores running quickly at a mere 1.225v without compromising stability, and all done at very sensible temperatures with even gains to be found at the wall in power draw terms. It's the best of all worlds. Lower temps, lower power draw, faster CPU that will also last longer.

The Corsair H60 worked spectacularly throughout our testing, demonstrating both that the 2nd Generation of Ryzen CPUs aren't the heat pumps that some older AMD designs have been, whilst also showing that you don't need to break the bank on exotic cooling to achieve nice low temperatures even on a meaty processor.

Let us know your thoughts on the OC3D Forums.

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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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