Question Max Core clock in Gekbench - Ryzen 3600 with liquid cooler

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So I upgraded to AIO cooler in hope of getting much better temperature & so better core boost. While I can see most of the results uploaded of R5 3600 has max core clock of 4.2 or at least 4.19. What I am getting mostly is 4.12 Ghz with occasional 4.14 hit. While i was gettinh 4.14 mostly before AIO uprade. Though the multi score increased roughly by 300 points. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it completely related to my motherboard (GA A320 S2H) bios ?

R5 3600 | Gigabyte A320 S2H | 2 x 8GB DDR4 3000 running at 3333Mhz @1.37 Volts

View: https://imgur.com/a/lXdYJ60
 

TJ Hooker

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There has been lots of news and discussion about Ryzen 3000 boost behaviour.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-3000-turbo-boost-frequency-analysis,6253.html
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-3000-not-hitting-advertised-boost-speeds-survey,40291.html
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-3000-boost-frequency-fix-bios-agesa-1.0.0.3abba-longevity-reliability,40368.html

TL;DR is that you'll want the latest BIOS and (and probably chipset drivers + Windows update), and even then your max boost will depend on the kind of load you're running. According to AMD, the best way to see max boost clock is to run a 'bursty, single threaded load'. Your motherboard could also be holding you back.
 
Aug 30, 2019
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There has been lots of news and discussion about Ryzen 3000 boost behaviour.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-3000-turbo-boost-frequency-analysis,6253.html
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-3000-not-hitting-advertised-boost-speeds-survey,40291.html
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-3000-boost-frequency-fix-bios-agesa-1.0.0.3abba-longevity-reliability,40368.html

TL;DR is that you'll want the latest BIOS and (and probably chipset drivers + Windows update), and even then your max boost will depend on the kind of load you're running. According to AMD, the best way to see max boost clock is to run a 'bursty, single threaded load'. Your motherboard could also be holding you back.

Thanks for prompt reply ! I am aware of the boost problem regarding Ryzen 3000. What bothers me is the fall in max clock speed after AIO upgrade, though the score gained a bit even with lower clocks.

I am very much waiting for the ABBA update to come for my motherboard but wondering why I am not hitting 4.2Ghz in Geekbech while others with poor overall multicore score attaining with ease.
 
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I would consider 4.12 and 4.14 to be essentially the same.

The people hitting 4.2+ GHz could be overclocking using PBO or whatnot.
Okay. Will wait for the bios update.
Meanwhile will try putting a fan to blow out air on VRM, as the absense of stock cooler might have made them run hotter as no stray air will pass over them, therby reducing clock minutely.
Thanks !
 
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DMAN999

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Honestly, I'd say that your A320 chipset might be limiting your CPU.
I installed a 3700x on my B450 MB with the AGESA 1.0.0.3ABB BIOS and it easily hit 4.375 GHz on multiple cores when I ran the Cinebench R20 single core test.
I now have a BIOS with AGESA 1.0.0.3ABBA and I have seen multiple cores hit 4.4 GHZ and one hits 4.425 GHZ.
 
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Honestly, I'd say that your A320 chipset might be limiting your CPU.
I installed a 3700x on my B450 MB with the AGESA 1.0.0.3ABB BIOS and it easily hit 4.375 GHz on multiple cores when I ran the Cinebench R20 single core test.
I now have a BIOS with AGESA 1.0.0.3ABBA and I have seen multiple cores hit 4.4 GHZ and one hits 4.425 GHZ.
Hopefully the ABBA bios for my mobo should be helpul. I will wait for the update.
 

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