A post over at Baidu shows an overclocking result for a purported AMD Ryzen 5750G Pro. The reporter had the chip overclocked at 4.8GHz at a whopping 1.47V to achieve stability. Apparently, the chip managed 4.9Ghz at 1.5V, but was unstable. I can’t say I’d sign up for those voltage levels long term, but it’s an interesting data point to see nonetheless. Head over to see more, but bring your translator.
At the disposal of the I2HARD editors was a special motherboard, namely ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero for AMD Ryzen 5000 processors. This model is a continuation of the ROG Crosshair series of motherboards, which was created primarily for system overclocking. Interesting features of Crosshair VIII Dark Hero are: passive cooling of the AMD X570 chipset, redesigned and enhanced processor power system, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 wireless controller and much more.
Read more @ i2Hard (Russian)
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine RGB @ PCTestBench, Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO SL DDR4-3600 @ TweakTown, Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4-3200 @ TweakTown, Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL @ Neoseeker
Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 OC Edition @ TweakTown
Storage: WD Black SN850 1TB @ TechPowerUp
CPUs: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Ryzen 7 5800H @ TechSpot
ASRock’s Phantom Gaming brand has quickly been expanding the last couple of years and has also been moving towards a more high-end offering. With the recent launch of AMD’s Zen3 based Ryzen 5000 series processors, ASRock has taken the opportunity to revamp its lineup and add a new flagship, the X570 PG Velocita. Featuring a massive 14-phase VRM The PG Velocita can handle almost every Ryzen processor up to the monster Ryzen 9 5950X with ease.
Read more @ PCTestBench
A user over on the Chiphell forums has shared an alleged CPU-Z screenshot of the an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G. Purported specs roll in with a default all core of 4.05Ghz and max all core of 4.75GHz. This looks to be an 8/16 setup, with a 65W TDP. This should run a bit cooler than the 105W Ryzen 5 5800X, also an 8/16 chip making it friendly for budget builds. We’ll see more when these chips officially roll out.
AnandTech has an in-depth review today of AMD’s 64-core monster, the Threadripper Pro 3995WX. Obviously, 64-core is meant for serious computational workloads like rendering. These chips alone roll in at an MSRP approach $5,500. Is it worth the price relative to competition though?
These Threadripper Pro offerings are designed to compete against two segments: first is AMD themselves, showcasing anyone who is using a high-end professional system built on first generation Zen hardware that there is a lot of performance to be had. The second is against Intel workstation customers, either using single socket Xeon W (which tops out at 28 cores), or a dual socket Xeon system that costs more or uses a lot more power, just because it is dual socket, but also has a non-uniform memory architecture.
Read more @ AnandTech
The ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition is a great-looking motherboard with a sharp and modern aesthetic. The collaboration with Razer feels like a natural progression for the strides ASRock has taken in bringing their motherboard RGB implementations to the forefront of the industry in the last two years. The ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition has vibrant lighting with great diffusion, and effects that are properly harnessed by the Razer Synapse software.
Read more @ TechPowerUp
Storage: Team T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 @ TweakTown, Silicon Power US70 @ Guru3D, Crucial X6 & X8 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSDs @ NikKTech, Lexar Professional NM700 @ TweakTown, Patriot PUSH+ USB 3.2 Gen 1 64GB Drive @ [M]adShrimps, Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus @ Tom’s Hardware
Monitors: ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR @ Vortez
Graphics: PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon @ TechPowerUp
Coming soon, I’ll have an article detailing my effort to undervolt the Ryzen 5 5600X processor to the max using AMD’s Curve Optimizer utility. This article will take a different approach towards overclocking than most, with a focus on obtaining peak performance while remaining within the stock TDP/TDC/EDC ratings of the 5600X. Most PBO based overclocks, and unvolted overclocks, focus on hitting the highest frequency only. I wanted to see how high this chip would go within the confines of stock settings. That also allows for maximum thermal load reduction. How much? Here’s a glance at POV-Ray load temperatures based on number of active threads.
How does a 8-9+ degree temperature reduction sound with 6 or less threads? The total system power draw drops fell right in line with these values as well. I’ve seen 9-11W reductions under single and dual core loads depending on the application. At the high end total power and thermals are nearly identical, but there’s an extra 250Mhz coming along with that at a full 6C/12T. More to come…
First thing I noticed when the motherboard was delivered was just how heavy it is. On the scales, the board and box comes to 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs), and the board is most of that. I don’t even think my heaviest laptop weighs that much, and this is a lot more than the motherboard that ASUS made for Intel’s overclockable 28-core Xeon W-3175X a couple years ago. It’s hard to get across in words on a page about the weight, but put it this way, it can replace some dumbbells that is for sure.
Read more @ AnandTech