AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with Corsair H60 Overclocking & Undervolting
Published: 26th June 2018 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
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.
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.
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