Incredibly, AMD’s to-be-released second-generation Ryzen processors are being overclocked to 5.8GHz. Even more incredible is that all of the cores on the two AMD Ryzen CPUs that are overclocked are enabled during the extreme stress.
The overclocker TSAIK managed this on the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X. The two chips needed exotic cooling (liquid nitrogen) though to even go near 5.8GHz; you probably don’t have liquid nitrogen lying around so perhaps you won’t be reaching these speeds yourselves. Only time will tell how well these CPUs perform with traditional air and watercooled systems.
In case you do what to repeat this feat, TSAIK is running these CPUs with an MSI X470 M7 AC motherboard with 8GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 RAM. The Ryzen 7 2700X performed ever so slightly better than its counterpart; a mere 2MHz difference as the Ryzen 7 2700X reached 5.884GHz. The Ryzen 5 2600X meanwhile managed to reach 5.882GHz.
On a normal person’s computer, the 8-core Ryzen 7 2700X maxes out at 4.3GHz through Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2). The 6-core Ryzen 5 2600X meanwhile maxes out at 4.2GHz; both of these max frequency values are when in single-core mode.
These chips aren’t part of next year’s Zen 2 line-up though. The Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X are second-generation Zen+ chips; AMD have optimised them to make them run slightly better than the original Ryzens.
You can the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and AMD Ryzen 5 2600X yourselves if you’re looking for an upgrade. AMD have made it available during time of writing, with the Ryzen 7 2700X available on Amazon for USD329.99. Meanwhile, you can get the Ryzen 5 2600X for USD229.99.