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A youtube channel by the name of “der8auer” recently uploaded a new video where they overclocked an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X all the way to 6,009.34 MHz. It is the highest speed this processor has ever achieved and no one knows how much higher it is going to go. However, this is not the very first time that this channel and set overclocking records. In the video, der8auer obviously knows what he is doing and his past experiences really show.
For those who don’t know much about the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, it is AMD’s flagship CPU. Its built uses a new 12nm manufacturing process, it’s basically the same version of last year’s AMD Ryzen 7 1800X but a little faster.
All of the eight cores had achieved 6 GHz and broke the Geekbench record however it was not enough to set a record in the Cinebench R15’s CPU benchmark. The high score currently belongs to Intel Core i7-7829X at 2,738 points whereas the Ryzen 7 2700X only got 2,627 points which are 111 points short.
To break overclocking records and hit 6 GHz, the process was not easy and took a really long time. The Ryzen 7 2700X requires unorthodox cooling methods and without this, the Ryzen 7 2700X was never going to get close to 6 GHz. This youtuber used liquid nitrogen to lower the temperature all the way to -25°C. They used the Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero motherboard based on AMD’s new X470 chipset which is essential to this overclock. The motherboard had some changes made to it such as removing some decorative shielding and heatsinks. Using heated up Vaseline and putting it on the motherboard is important to protect it from condensation.
It is really nice to see what speeds processors can reach when the temperature is no longer a limit or a problem. We definitely recommend watching their video here, as they provide more information on the results and process in depth.