AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅24-07-19
Temperatures & Overclocking
To measure temperatures, we run the CPU at its stock clock speeds and hit it with an AIDA64 Stability Test load for 20 minutes.

After already reviewing the Ryzen 7 3700X with decent success in our overclocking endeavour, we thought that 3375MHz would be a good starting point. We loaded up the AMD Ryzen Master and set about dialling in some settings.

Now this is where we hit a bit of a stumbling block. Our 3800X was hitting a thermal ceiling much sooner than the 3700X was, at the same clock speeds. Without even touching the voltage, we were approaching 95°C with our 3800X, where the 3700X at the same clock speed and voltage was sitting around 10°C lower than that.

We managed an all-core overclock at 4400MHz on the 3800X but we weren’t able to push past that due to temperatures.

Please remember that the silicon lottery comes into effect in our overclocking evaluation and without several of every CPU that we test, it’s impossible to give an accurate representation of what is and isn’t achievable with each processor. We may have received a very good sample with the 3700X but a poor sample with the 3800X.

Our graphs include the stock results and the OC results for every test.

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