The well-known professional Overclocker ” Der8auer ” managed to overclock the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6-core @5905.64 MHz (5.90 GHz), being the biggest milestone of all this was done without deactivating any core. Obviously, this feat was achieved using liquid nitrogen and was possible with a base-clock of 129.79 MHz along with a multiplier of 45.5x.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Breaks 6-Core Record, OCed To 5.90 GHz
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor was coupled with Asus Crosshair VI Hero motherboard along with a G.Skill Trident Z memory kit. Der8auer ran several popular benchmark programs to see what an LN2 1600X was capable of. He recorded a top stable clock speed of 5.9064GHz with 6C/12T enabled, which dethrones the Intel Core i7 5820K from its No. 1 spot.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X equipped with a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.60 / 4.00 GHz (4.10 GHz with XFR), a TDP of 95W. In terms of air-cooled Overclocking the OC ability of the 1600X appears to be limited to 4.1GHz only. The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship chip which has a list price of $249.