AMD Ryzen

AMD’s new Ryzen CPU’s has been out for a couple of days now and as always, the top extreme overclockers have been pushing the limits of what CPU’s can do.

The Ryzen 1800X is AMDs top 8 core CPU but world renowned overclocker Der8auer has already shown he can improve on the speeds that AMDs top chip left the factory with.

Ok so Der8auer isn’t really using normal cooling techniques, in fact, the use of Liquid Nitrogen to cool a CPU to nearly -196c is far from normal. However using these extreme cooling methods has allowed Der8auer to push the 1800x coupled with an Asus Crosshair VI Hero and 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM to an eye-watering speed of 5.8Ghz using the bonkers voltage of 1.97v, this CPUz validated overclock makes Der8auer the current world record holder for CPU frequency on HWBot.

The second world record taken by the Ryzen 1800X CPU is slightly more relative and a lot more important. The Cinebench R15 multithreaded CPU test has been held by an Intel CPU for quite a while now, the previous record being held by an i7 5960X overclocked to a speed of 6.0 GHz. However Elmor a Swedish overclocker has managed to beat the previous score by 9 points, this record was achieved with an 1800x overclocked to just 5.36Ghz. This is quite an impressive score especially when we take into account the 600 MHz lower clock speed and the lower memory bandwidth offered by the dual channel AM4 platform compared to the quad channel memory platform offered by X99 motherboards.

Ryzen world record PIC2

There are still some kinks to be ironed out with the AM4 platform, especially with memory compatibility and some errant performance bugs. However, once these bugs have been sorted out with BIOS updates from the manufacturers we are sure that even more records will be beaten by Ryzen CPU line-up.

Let us know your thoughts on these new world records achieved in the comments below.

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