ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming Motherboard Review: Page 8 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, December 29, 2017 - 8:00am

Overclocking

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper already comes with a snappy 3.5 GHz stock clock which is great considering it has 16 cores under the hood and boosts up to 4 GHz but we’ll see if we can squeeze a little more out of it anyway. On the ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming, the 1950X spent most of its time at 3.7GHz already.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS’s EZ Tuning Wizard took us up to 4.05 GHz across all 16 cores.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

This little boost did net us an impressive nearly 500-point increase in Cinebench.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

Using ASUS Ai Suite, we were able to push the CPU clock up to nearly 4.15GHz.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

However, at this speed, we were hitting thermal limits and our score, while improved slightly, was not what it should have been. Even as physically large as the CPU is, 16 overclocked cores are still no joke to cool.

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