Ryzen 5 1600X hits 5.9GHz and sets four new records on the ROG Crosshair VI Hero

Apr 13, 2017 Written by:ROG Article

A month ago, AMD's new Ryzen 7 processors made good impression by reaching 5.8GHz across eight cores and 16 threads on ROG's Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, setting three Global First Places in the process. AMD just released its second wave of Zen-based CPUs, the Ryzen 5 family, and we're back for more records. der8auer, one of the best overclockers in the world, has already used the Crosshair VI Hero to achieve some exciting, extreme overclocking scores that show where the limits stand for this new series.

Ryzen 5 1600X pushed to 5.9GHz

To be exact, der8auer reached a new top frequency for the Ryzen 5 1600X at 5905.64MHz. der8auer mentioned that he in reality used 1.95 core voltage to reach that score. This was achieved on sub-zero LN2 cooling with all of the chip's six cores and 12 threads enabled. Impressive!

CPU Frequency Ryzen 5 5905mhz der8auer

Four Global First Places broken

In total, der8auer grabbed four Global First Places (GFP) in the six-cores category. The scores for Cinebench, Geekbench3, and GPUPI for CPU - 1B improved despite the CPU frequency being an average of 580MHz lower than the previous first-place holder, the Intel Core i7-5820K. AMD's new Zen cores are significantly more efficient in these tests than the Haswell-E cores on the Intel CPU.

Click the scores to see the official submission.

Benchmark New Score CPU Frequency Previous score Previous CPU frequency Overclocker
Cinebench R11.5 6x 20.21pts 5438MHz 19.78pts 6016MHz (Haswell-E) der8auer
Cinebench R15 6x 1837cb 5446MHz 1806cb 5989MHz (Haswell-E) der8auer
Geekbench3 6x 36061 5446MHz 34980 5897Mhz (Haswell-E) der8auer
GPUPI for CPU - 1B 6x 2mn 50sec 531ms 5509MHz 2mn 55sec 423ms 6258MHz (Haswell-E) der8auer

Behind the scenes 

During his stay in Taiwan, der8auer recorded some key parts of his trip and compiled a video of his experiences. He talks about the Ryzen 5 processor, shows how he prepared the motherboard for extreme overclocking, and explains the increase in performance compare to Haswell-E CPUs. Check it out: