Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ryzen 5 1600X Hits 5.9GHz, Sets Four New Records On The ROG Crosshair VI Hero

A month ago, AMD's new Ryzen 7 processors made good impression by reaching 5.8GHz across eight cores and 16 threads on ROG's Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, setting three Global First Places in the process. AMD just released its second wave of Zen-based CPUs, the Ryzen 5 family, and we're back for more records. der8auer, one of the best overclockers in the world, has already used the Crosshair VI Hero to achieve some exciting, extreme overclocking scores that show where the limits stand for this new series. To be exact, der8auer reached a new top frequency for the Ryzen 5 1600X at 5905.64MHz. This was achieved on sub-zero LN2 cooling with all of the chip's six cores and 12 threads enabled.