der8auer overclocks Ryzen to 5.8GHz on our Crosshair VI Hero motherboard

Mar 09, 2017 Written by:ROG Article

A few days ago, AMD released its new generation of Ryzen 7 processors. At the top of the chain, we find the overclockable R7 1800X with eight cores and 16 threads. This CPU has a 3.6GHz base clock and a maximum Turbo Core speed of 4GHz. In order to see where the limits stand for this new architecture, some extreme overclockers paired it with our latest ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard and sub-zero cooling. Germany's der8auer, one of the best overclockers in the world, achieved a new milestone by pushing the CPU frequency to 5.8GHz on all eight cores and 16 threads. And Swedish overclocker elmor captured a global first place in the eight-core Cinebench R15 category with a score of 2454 cb. You can see some footage from the event in the video below.

A new Ryzen 7 1800X CPU frequency record of 5802.93MHz

Using LN2 cooling, der8auer set the highest CPU frequency for the R7 1800X so far with 5802.93MHz. The most impressive thing is that all of the processor's eight cores and 16 threads were enabled. The core voltage was pushed to 1.97V at this speed.

Commenting on his achievement, der8auer said: "seeing AMD running 5.8GHz on all cores with this new architecture was really impressive considering the great multithreading performance. I'm glad to see AMD back on top." He added, "as usual ASUS created the best board for OC and can run forever on LN2 without any issues."

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CPU Frequency R7 1800X 5802MHz by der8auer

A new Global First Place in Cinebench R15 8x with 2454 cb

Elmor getting a new Global First Place in multithreaded rendering benchmark Cinebench R15 really shows the potential of AMD's new processor. Cinebench is known to be friendly to the Intel platform, but elmor scored nine points higher than the previous top score for eight-core CPUs achieved with the Core i7 5960X.

During the AMD pre-launch event held in San Francisco on February 22, elmor and the AMD overclocking team initially set a new high score of 2449 cb. After additional testing, they were able to push the platform a bit more to reach 2454 cb! They achieved this score with the R7 1800X running at 5364MHz with a 1.91V core voltage. That score was possible mainly due to the DRAM performance and the reference clock ability of the Crosshair VI Hero.

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Cinebench R15 8xcores 2454cb by Elmor

ROG's infamous over-engineering allows the Crosshair VI Hero to hit higher memory speeds than lesser motherboards. The record-setting Cinebench setup clocked its RAM at the equivalent of DDR4-3389, and the board is validated to run at DDR4-3466 with G.Skill's new Flare kits.

ROG has always pushed the envelope of memory performance, and G.Skill is an ideal partner for that mission. “G.SKILL is and has always been dedicated to high-performance memory,” said Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President of G.SKILL International. “We are truly excited to work very closely with ASUS to squeeze every ounce of system performance the new AMD Ryzen processor and the AM4 platform has to offer. At this moment, we’ve raised the bar to DDR4-3466MHz on the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero. And this is just the beginning.”

Additional achievements with liquid nitrogen 

Two additional Global First Places have been achieved in the eight-core category, by elmor in Cinebench R11.5 and der8auer in GPUPI for CPU - 1B. Massman has also set the highest score for a Ryzen CPU in the 8x HWBOT x265 benchmark. Our ROG Crosshair VI Hero was used by all three, cementing its status as the top AM4 overclocking motherboard.

Benchmark New Score CPU Frequency Previous Score Overclocker
Cinebench R11.5 x8 27.4 pts 5373MHz 26.58 pts elmor
GPUPI for CPU - 1B x8 2min 10sec 266ms 5440MHz 2min 13sec 35ms der8auer
HWBOT X265 x8 61.56fps 5325MHz - Massman

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If you are curious about extreme overclocking, check out elmor's thread, which includes his OC pack and ultimate guide for the Crosshair VI Hero. For more in-depth overclocking information about Ryzen, read The Stilt's thread on the subject.