With the official confirmation of its new processor lineup yesterday, tech gurus got a chance to try out the flagship AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor and even overclock it.
YouTuber Austin Evans uploaded a video, which was later taken down, that showed the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor being overclocked to 5.2GHz on all 8 cores, setting a new multi-thread world record.
The overclock testing was done on Cinebench which was available on the test PCs at the announcement event. The testing not only achieved the amazing clock speed but also managed to get a Cinebench score of 2449 in multi-threaded tests.
The previous world record on Cinebench is 2410 points.
Overclockers managed to push the processor to 5.2GHz with LN2 cooling that ensured the chip remained operational at -200C.
Considering the price tag of AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, just $499, it is truly an amazing feat seeing AMD launch an 8-core 16 thread processor that performs even better than Intel’s Core i7 6900K at half the price.
With a TDP of 95W, the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X features a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 4.0GHz. Paired with a good enough motherboard, enthusiasts can even overclock it further as shown by numerous demonstrations.
More details about the new processor lineup and AMD’s upcoming Vega GPU series are expected from their upcoming GDC 2017 event.
Pre orders for the new processor chips, which also include the Core i7 6800K rival Ryzen 7 1700X, are currently open while the actual products will be released on 2nd March, shortly after GDC.
AMD had been playing catch-up with Intel’s Core processor lineup for quite a while now and it is finally nice to see them having caught up with their rivals. Even if the processor performance isn’t something which Intel chips are lacking, the price-performance ratio makes up for it since users can get the best CPU in the market right now for $500 instead of having to spend above a $1000.