AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Overclocked Benchmark Results At 4.1GHz

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Temperatures at 4.1GHz

We used AIDA64 to look at temperatures on the Ryzen 5 1600X processors and came up with some pretty interesting results.

With the Corsair Hydro water cooler we were getting idle temps of around 40C and load temps of 83C on a quick six minute long AIDA64 5.90 stability test on the Ryzen 5 1600X 6-coreprocessor. Keep in mind that 20C is added since this is an X series processor, so the real temps are around 30C idle and 63C load.

We can’t explain the temperature spikes that were happening ever couple minutes while running the AIDA64 stress test with the 1600X overclocked to 4.1GHz, but they were happening. Most of the time under load the processor was around 75C, but it would spike up 5-8C while the stress test was putting the CPU at 100% load.

Let’s wrap up this review!

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  • Reylegh

    Did you reach 4.1GHz on 1.38V? How…
    I have to set it at 1.395 to hold 4.05GHz
    And even at 1.4125 I was not able to hold 4.1GHz…it crashed after 2-3 second from when I started the stress test…and that not due to temperature (71 degree when the system crashed).

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Every processor is slightly different when it comes to overclocking as are the actual voltages on each particular model board!

      • Reylegh

        But does this mean I need to add more voltage to try 4.1, or that my CPU can’t do 4.1 at all?

  • christopher evensen

    Yikes. So as a pure gamer, am I reading this correctly that my 6 year old 2600k @ 4.5 Ghz beats this chip? I’ve been wanting to go back to AMD but this just doesn’t so it for me.

  • Lubuis L

    Hey this is my local Microcenter too! I go there a lot. This is my favorite store and the people are really nice there. Good review also

  • Harshal

    :-/ I’ve a ryzen 1600x today I tried out Asus ai suit 3 and that shit
    Oc my cpu to 4.1ghz with 1.545 voltage :v it was rediculous
    Had to remove CMOS to normalize it

    • Buddydudeguy

      pro tip: software overclocking is not the correct way to do it. Big surprise it uses way to much Vcore. NOT.

      • Harshal

        Yeah learned that

      • Harshal

        Yep , figured that out

  • ronch

    It’s great to see Thief in the game benchmarks as I’m a huge Thief series fan and I’m actually playing Thief 4 these days on my FX-8350, which runs it well enough, BTW. I see that the 7700K still soundly beats the Ryzen chips, and given how I don’t expect them to optimize Thief for Ryzen anymore makes me want to consider Intel if I’m buying for gaming because it’s not like I really run those apps used in benchmarks that show Ryzen 5 really killing Intel. Then again the 1600X still soundly beats the FX also so I guess it’s still a viable choice. I hope Zen 2.0 really improves Ryzen’s gaming numbers even on games that don’t get Ryzen-specific optimizations, like Thief.

    One thing missing here is the Core i5 7600K. Isn’t that the main competitor of the 1600X? Shouldn’t it be included?

  • JTR

    I hope you guys do realize there is a 20c offset on ryzen X series processors. Take 20c off your temperatures and you’ll see it never got close to 80c. Sad to see articles misleading people even after AMD announced the offset was for the xfr boost on the x series cpu’s to keep them running with a more aggressive fan profile to stay nice and cool.

  • Daniel

    Am I missing something? Only average FPS on game benchmarks? If you want to be a “Legit” review site you need 1% and .1% lows as average does not come close to telling the whole story. And Thief, a game from 2014?

    • renegadepestisrac

      Thief is a nice cpu bencher.
      Its even better with mantle.

      • AotS is a better cpu bencher with more modern api and coding practices.

        • JTR

          AotS is broken on ryzen cpus, they can barely match intel quadcores in that game. The games developers already came out and said they are working to fix the issues it has with ryzen.

  • Jason Kane

    Well I sure as hell wouldn’t buy a Ryzen if your heavily into emulation.

    That Dolphin benchmark result sucks..big time.

    Ryzen’s inability to overclock to Intel levels really does hurt it, even at stock speeds, the 7700K is nearly TWICE as fast as a Ryzen 1700 when it comes to Dolphin!

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Thanks for the feedback and glad including that benchmark in our CPU reviews has been beneficial!

      • Coach

        Yeah, I’d buy a Ryzen or Kaby-Lake cpu so I could emulate old Nintendo games…

    • Ken Hodson

      Deceivingly you cherry pick your numbers. It is obvious from the graph that Dolphin has no advantage with a CPU with over 4 cores. Maybe even 2? The other factor is that because Intel has a obvious per/core advantage in this benchmark it does not mean that “emulation” is no good on Ryzen. That is a nice fan-boi brush stroke your trying to paint there. Dolphin runs very well on CPU’s far less then Ryzen. And if you want us to believe you “emulation” comment you will need to back that up with something.

      • Mike Lukic

        Hey, I was going to say same thing, Dolphin runs great even on my FX 6350 @4.8 GHz. and is known for lousy single core performance.