AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPUs come with an unbelievable price-performance ratio and an impressively low TDP of 65W for the mid-range parts and 105W for the higher-end Ryzen 9 (and the 3800X). However, when it comes to overclocking, most of the chips barely budge higher than their rated frequencies under normal conditions, something many enthusiasts have been pissed off about. The reason: AMD overclocks the Zen 2 CPUs out of the box, and recommends users to fiddle with the Infinity fabric and the memory speeds instead (ratio of 1:1). Now, popular overclocker, der8auer has reported some never-seen-before observations: One of them is with regard to the idle power draw of the Ryzen 3000 processors and the other pertains of course to overclocking.
Ryzen 3000 CCX Overclocking
According to the prolific overclocker, the new 7nm chips can be pushed to higher frequencies if you increase the frequencies of the individual CCXs (
der8auer was able to yield a score 3432 points in Cinebench R15 using this overclocking method which is notably higher than what he got using traditional means. This can be easily explained as follows:
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Idle Power Consumption of Less than 10W
Another remarkable feature of the Ryzen 3000 chips that this gentleman has discovered is related to