ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard Review: Page 8 of 9
Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:00am
Coming from an already decent 3.5Ghz, we set out to see what the ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F would let us push our Ryzen 1500X to.
Using ASUS’s automatic system optimization built into the Dual Intelligent Processors 5 suite required a few mouse clicks, and 2 reboots.
After a reboot, the system steps through frequency multipliers in 0.25X steps and runs some small stability tests before moving on. At one point, the system stopped responding and rebooted.
After it finished the last reboot after its run of about 3 minutes, we were given 4.10 Ghz across all 4 cores. This proved stable through several benchmarks.
This new clock speed cut about 30 seconds off our Super Pi 32M test.
After this, we rebooted into the BIOS to try our luck by hand.
In the end, we were only able to add 50MHz more by hand for a final best overclock of ~4.15Ghz. This is a great overclock, but given the automatic overclocking prowess of ASUS’s built in utilities, its much easier and faster for most users to just use the utility since they will get nearly the same clocks anyway.
4.15Ghz gave us a Cinebench score increase from 804 by more than 100 points to 907. Not bad at all!