Non-Overclockable AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU Overclocked To 5.5 GHz On ASUS Crosshair VIII DARK HERO Motherboard

Hassan Mujtaba

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the world's first 3D V-Cache CPU, has been out for a while and it looks like the chip has been overclocked to 5.5 GHz.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 3D V-Cache CPU Overclocked To 5.5 GHz On ASUS X570 Motherboard

Spotted by TUM_APISAK, we have our first look at what seems to be a heavily overclocked AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU. We have already seen the same chip overclocked up to 5.15 GHz using an AM4 motherboard with an external clock generator but nowhere we have seen an overclock that's as impressive as this one.

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The CPU-z screenshot shows that the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU was successfully validated with an overclock of 5.5 GHz. The CPU's clock multiplier was adjusted to x55 which means that this is not a standard BCLK overclock. The chip was running just under 1.3V (1.296V) and while we don't know the exact cooling used, it was featured on an ASUS XROG Crosshair VIII DARK HERO motherboard & that's ASUS's top X570 offering. There are no benchmarks of performance results provided but we do know that the BIOS used is the 4201 which was released back in April of 2022.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 3D-V-Cache CPU has been overclocked to 5.5 GHz. (Image Credits: TUM_APISAK)

So it is clearly no new BIOS that was involved in this test run. Now we have already seen AMD CPUs offer up to 5.85 GHz clock frequencies with the new Zen 4 core architecture but what's impressive about this 5.5 GHz clock is that it was done on the only 3D V-Cache chip that is available to users at the moment. Sure AMD is working on new Zen 4 V-Cache parts too but opening up Zen 3 V-Cache OC to users will breathe new life on the AM4 platform which is still the hot seller despite the launch of the latest Intel Core and AMD Ryzen CPUs. A few months ago, we reported that there was a BIOS in the works that might enable OC support on the 5800X3D:

However, it seems like there is a special overclocking BIOS that's been kept under wraps by AMD though we are hearing that this BIOS is expected to be released by certain board makers very soon. Whether or not this BIOS unchains forced locks imposed by AMD on overclocking is another question and just to be sure, overclocking the Ryzen 7 5800X3D will void its warranty since the CPU. I think the BIOS will come in handy for overclockers who want to break some records with the chip.

via Wccftech

The CPU was never meant to be overclocked in the first place due to voltage limits but AMD did say that future iterations of 3D V-Cache will deliver better overclocking and clock capabilities. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D performs neck-to-neck with the new Zen 4 core & bringing overclock capabilities to the platform will bring even faster CPU performance in gaming.

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