ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming AM4 Motherboard Review: Page 8 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:00am

Overclocking

 

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AMD’s latest CPU’s don’t leave a lot of room to overclock with how aggressive XFR and everything is, they CPU already spends much of its time north of the 4GHz mark, but we’ll claw a little more out of it anyway.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

We’ll start with ASUS’s own EZ Tuning wizard.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

You answer a few questions about how your system is configured.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

And you get an estimate of performance increase.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

This gives us 4.12GHz on all eight cores and around 2200Mhz memory speed, a significant drop from the 3200MHz XMP rating.

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EZ Tune lands us a 4.12 GHz CPU speed but kicks the memory speed down to about 2200MHz.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

In the end, our best and 100% stable overclock was 4.175GHz. We did get 4.25GHz bootable, but could not get benchmark stable at this speed.

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