Below are the temperatures for each of the CPUs without any overclock applied. Weve also compared to previously released AMD and Intel counterparts (which weve also benchmarked against on the subsequent pages too):
Moving to the overclocking phase of our review, the goal is to see how far each processor is able to shift, above its stock frequency. In the past, our milestone is to try and take the CPU clock speed over the 5GHz barrier but this isnt always possibe.
Oddly enough, both processors halted at the same clockspeed frequency, not shifting beyond 4.8GHz, regardless of any modification to the advance settings within the BIOS of our Crosshair VIII Hero. No amount of voltage would allow us to gain stability over that 4.8GHz mark.
We would have liked to see those parameters lifted but it seems to reached the limit. The 5600X required just 1.33v and the 5800X 1.35v to achieve 4.8GHz.