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QOTW: What overclock have you managed with AMD Ryzen?

by Parm Mann on 8 December 2017, 16:31


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Which product did we most enjoy reviewing in 2017? That's a tough one, but we'd probably give the nod to AMD Ryzen. It was refreshing to see the habitual underdog produce processors that, for the most part, lived up to their billing and managed to get Intel scurrying to find a reaction.

Yet while Ryzen offers plenty of out-the-box goodness, we did have our reservations when it came to overclocking headroom. During the review window, initial samples didn't ramp-up frequency as easily as the Intel alternatives, and the motherboard ecosystem seemed rough around the edges, with many of our memory kits struggling to operate at their advertised speeds.

Overclocking can however improve as a platform matures, so let's revisit the subject with some real-world feedback from all you Ryzen users out there. For this week's question, we're asking: what overclock have you managed with AMD Ryzen?

We want to know which chip and motherboard you have, what sort of overclock you've managed (if any) and how you've fared with regards to memory compatibility. Share your experiences using the comments facility below.

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R7 1700X currently clocked at 3.7GHz. It's currently more than enough and I didn't push it. Barely goes above 40c even in full use.
R7 1700 CPU @ 4.0 GHz.

However the memory support is lacking (or my kit which was pre-ryzen was not fully compatible:) and I'm stuck at 2666 on that speed. I also messed up the overclock a few days ago so it's now at defaults.
built 2 Ryzen systems recently. both with R5-1600

one had an Asus TUF B350M the other a Gigabyte AB350-GAMING 3

Tuf just had 8gb ram, 16gb in the other. both corsair 3000mhz sets.

the 16gb in the gigabyte works fully at 2966mhz with no problems.

the Asus has a peculiarity. it boots at 2600 and 2800mhz.
2800mhz it turned on beeped a bit for memory errors then restarted fine, still at 2800.
the 2600mhz booted fine, even shutdown fine. but if you did a restart, then you got memory errors beeps and the bios reset to 2133mhz defaults.

the memory is on the QVL list as working at 2966mhz, but as mentioned in the ‘ryzen megathread’ corsair has different designs for the same product , like dual side, single side and different memory chips. but as it was pretty much the same price for 8gb for every speed, I just got the fastest so not that bothered that its just currently set at 2400mhz.

not tried overclocking on any of them. as they're both upgrades to systems from 2008 and 2011, then theres plenty of very noticeable speed improvement already, so not seen the need to.
R5 1600X @ 3.9GHz 1.25V

Any higher and the PC doesn't boot. I'm pretty certain it's the limitation of the motherboard, especially as it's a mini-ITX.

Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac

G.Skill Flare X - F4-3200C14D-16GFX @ Stock settings
1700 does 3.9. Won't do 4.0 at all. RAM is at 3200 (OCUK's 8-pack stuff).