News AMD Budget Overclock: Ryzen 3 3100 Hits 4.5 GHz on All Cores

Considering overclockers typically can't manage a stable 4.5GHz on higher-end Ryzen CPUs using high-end coolers, it seems a bit unlikely that the $100 part using what is likely a bottom-of-the-barrel chiplet that didn't make the grade for those other parts will be capable of that, at least outside of a temporary setup involving liquid nitrogen or an industrial chiller. Best-case scenario, you'll probably be looking at around a 4.2GHz overclock.
 

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Considering overclockers typically can't manage a stable 4.5GHz on higher-end Ryzen CPUs using high-end coolers, it seems a bit unlikely that the $100 part using what is likely a bottom-of-the-barrel chiplet that didn't make the grade for those other parts will be capable of that, at least outside of a temporary setup involving liquid nitrogen or an industrial chiller. Best-case scenario, you'll probably be looking at around a 4.2GHz overclock.
Yeah this is meaningless unless we know the temps and voltage. Ryzen 2nd gen and above have safe voltages that are only safe below certain temperatures. On a 2700x 1.375v at 60C is safe, 1.375v at 80C will slowly degrade to become unstable in like 6-18 months depending on how often it's at load.
 

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Considering overclockers typically can't manage a stable 4.5GHz on higher-end Ryzen CPUs using high-end coolers, it seems a bit unlikely that the $100 part using what is likely a bottom-of-the-barrel chiplet that didn't make the grade for those other parts will be capable of that, at least outside of a temporary setup involving liquid nitrogen or an industrial chiller. Best-case scenario, you'll probably be looking at around a 4.2GHz overclock.
I think 4.5 is definitely unrealistic for a normal/stable overclock. But if yields are good (and they seem to be), and they are using the better half of a chiplet, who is to say it isn't about as likely to hit good all-core (again, only 4 cores) overclocks? I wouldn't jump to say the best case is 4.2 just yet.
 

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