AMD Ryzen Retest 1500x 1600x 1800x Review

Overclocking

AMD Ryzen Retest Review

Overclocking

First up is overclocking. We want to draw attention again incase you missed it on the opening page that we have got 3 all new retail CPU's for this review. Some of you thought the 4GHz overclock we got on our samples from AMD were not representative of what real users were able to achieve. As youll see below the 1500x and the 1600x wouldnt in fact push past the 3.9GHz marker but the 1800x yet again did reach that hallowed overclocking point so many of you are hoping for. The silicone lottery comment is still valid here even if it is only a 100MHz difference we are talking about.

The Ryzen 1500x originally gave us a 3.99 GHz clock speed at 1.395v vCore with 3192 MHz DDR4. That has changed on this updated BIOS and retail CPU to 3.89 GHz with 3325 MHz DDR4 at 1.384v vCore. Hardly earth shattering. Let's check out the 1600X then.

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Overclocking  

We have a similar story here. Originally it was 3.99 GHz @ 1.384v with 3192 MHz DDR4, which has now become 3.89 GHz @ 1.373v with 3324 MHz DDR4. Hopefully the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X will bring us better news.


AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Overclocking  

Our first overclock with the Ryzen 7 1800X was 3.99 GHz @ 1.417v vCore but only 2666 MHz DDR4 (original launch review and BIOS). This BIOS upgrade has kept the CPU overclock pretty much identical, although the memory has been greatly improved up to 3459 MHz DDR4.

So far then it's hardly a game-changing success story. Let's discover if the benchmark results show any improvements that might be less obvious than raw clock speed numbers.


AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Overclocking  

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21-07-2017, 10:13:40

GiantKiwi
And yet even on that BIOS i'm having to RMA my stuff again. USB controller's gone completely bananas, often refusing to recognise any devices past the first 30 minutes of the machine being switch on, i've never got any QVL memory kit to clock at all on this motherboard, regardless of whether they're hynix or samsung based or either an even/odd CAS. I'd say it's luck of the draw as i've had 6 of this motherboard, none working as described.Quote

21-07-2017, 11:38:36

RyzenMaster
So, these benches confuse me. Why am I getting similar or higher scores with my 1700 @ 3.875 GHZ and Mem @ 3066mhz? Not complaining about your review, mind you, I'm just curious.

Thanks for the quality review. You're the Best TTLQuote

21-07-2017, 12:50:13

MacLeod
Thanks for the review. Not many re-test articles out there. Interesting results too. Lots of people were saying immature BIOS is what was holding Ryzen back for a while. I was one that was kinda hoping that was true so the gaming performance would improve some but glad to know Ryzen is what it is.Quote

21-07-2017, 13:28:51

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
Thanks for the review. Not many re-test articles out there. Interesting results too. Lots of people were saying immature BIOS is what was holding Ryzen back for a while. I was one that was kinda hoping that was true so the gaming performance would improve some but glad to know Ryzen is what it is.
It did improve. Don't take these results as definitive. It's only 3 games. Not saying his are wrong but you'd have to test a bunch to get an answer. I'm sure it's nothing drastic but improvements all around are there. Should check WYP article on his recent memory tests. You see pretty noticeable gains.Quote

21-07-2017, 13:49:17

AngryGoldfish
Thanks a lot for taking the time to retest these.Quote
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