AMD Ryzen 8 Core, 6 Core and 4 Core Overclock Frequencies Revealed – Scan Offers New Ryzen Overclocked Bundles, Up To 4.2 GHz Clocks


We have a couple of interesting stories based on AMD's upcoming Ryzen processors which will launch on 2nd March, 2017. These stories include new Ryzen bundles on Scan and MSI's Instant OC feature on their AM4 boards.

AMD Ryzen 8 Core, 6 Core and 4 Core CPUs Will Clock Up To 4.40 GHz Using MSI's Game Boost Feature

MSI has a range of AM4 motherboards which will feature support for Ryzen processors. These boards will ship with a feature known as Game Boost Knob which would allow users to harness higher clock speeds. The dial-like knob will have 11 stages, each stage pushing the clock speeds on Ryzen CPUs further.

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For 8 core chips, the maximum stage 11 would deliver a clock boost of 4.40 GHz. On 6 and 4 core processors, the maximum boost range would be 4.30 GHz and 4.20 GHz respectively. This tool will be nice for most mainstream builders who don't want to spend most of their time tinkering with the settings in BIOS.

Compared to Intel processors, the Ryzen chips on the same AM4 boards don't clock as high. For instance, the Intel Core i7 and Core i5 mainstream chips can go up to 5.20 GHz while their enthusiast grade Core i7 can be boosted up to 5.0 GHz using this feature. This is just a auto overclock feature and we have already seen the new Ryzen Master utility in action which would allow further control of Ryzen processors and its overclocking capabilities.

MSI's Game Boost Overclocking Frequencies For Intel Mainstream and HEDT Processors:

Scan Offers Overclocked AMD Ryzen Bundles With Liquid and Air Cooling Combos

Scan is offering some pretty cool AMD Ryzen bundles on their site. They have five bundles listed on their page which come with a choice of Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 7 1700 processor. Each CPU combo is overclocked and bundled with cooling system and memory. Following are the list of all the OC bundles available on Scan:

We are looking at overclocks starting at 3.8 GHz and going all the way up to 4.2 GHz. You are getting a 100% working chip that operates at 4.2 GHz along with a high-end liquid cooler and a fast DDR4 memory. You can see more details of these combos in the links provided above. Of all the combos, only one uses air cooler which include the Ryzen 7 1700 combo plus be quiet! Dark Rock. All parts rocks a three year premium warranty.

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Scan 3XS Ryzen Overclocked Bundles:

AMD Ryzen 7 Series CPUs – Flagship AMD 7 1800X With 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 4 GHz Boost Clocks

The AMD Ryzen 7 range will feature the fastest “X” variant in the lineup. This processor will be known as the AMD 7 1800X and will feature 8 cores and 16 threads. This model is expected to operate at base clocks of 3.6 GHz and boost clocks of 4.0 GHz. The performance of this processor should be on par with Intel’s Core i7 6900K. Other details include an L2 + L3 cache of 20 MB (4 MB + 16 MB) and a TDP of 95W. The chip will have enthusiast level pricing at $499 which compared to Intel's 6900K ($1000 US+) is a great deal.

The rest of the processors in the Ryzen 7 family are also 8 core and 16 threaded variants. The Ryzen 7 series has clock speeds ranging from 3.0 GHz up to 3.6 GHz. The processors include Ryzen 7 PRO 1800, Ryzen 7 1700X, Ryzen 7 1700 and Ryzen 7 PRO 1700.

AMD Ryzen 7 Series Processor Lineup:

AMD Ryzen CPU ModelCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPSocketPrice
Ryzen 7 1800X8/163.6 GHz4.0 GHz16 MB95W-SR3+AM4$499 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 18008/16TBDTBD16 MB95WAM4$449 US
Ryzen 7 1700X8/163.4 GHz3.8 GHz16 MB95W-SR3+AM4$399 US
Ryzen 7 17008/163.0 GHz3.7 GHz16 MB65WAM4$329 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 17008/16TBDTBD16 MB65WAM4$299 US