Overclockers were able to get the AMD Ryzen 2700X to 5 GHz frequency which might not be something new for most people but it is great for AMD. AMD chips do not have much headroom for overclocking and you need to know what liquid Nitrogen was used in order to keep the AMD Ryzen 2700X cool under load. A B350 ITX motherboard was used in order to achieve this overclock.
The overclocking enthusiast noticed that the ITX motherboard did seem to be a limiting factor when overclocking the CPU and the single 4-pin power connector is not able to provide enough power to keep the AMD Ryzen 2700X stable. This applies to the 2600X as well. This is something to keep in mind when overclocking your CPU and deciding which motherboard to get if you are in the market for a new AMD Ryzen CPU.
The X370 GT7 did not seem enough to get the job done but it did. It should be noted that the VRMs are not designed to sustain such a high voltage as the overclocker was using 1.727V, in order to reach 5 GHz. It should also be kept in mind that X370 and X470 are better made for such a task and this is something that the overclocker pointed out as well.
Interestingly the overclocked AMD Ryzen 2700X was able to beat the Intel 6950X in benchmarks. Why is this impressive? The reason is simple, the Intel 6950X features 10 cores and 20 threads while the AMD Ryzen 2700X comes with 8 cores and 16 threads which means that you are getting 2 additional cores and 4 additional threads with the Intel 6950X. Not to mention how expensive the Intel 6950X is and the special motherboard that you need to get in order to install the CPU.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen 2700X overclocked to 5 GHz using liquid nitrogen cooling and whether or not this is something that you are interested in.