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MSI X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (AMD X399) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket AM4 in Motherboards | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: MSI

Overclocking Results

 

CPU Overclocking

 

AMD's ThreadRipper platform is quite interesting, as AMD stated the top 5% of Zen dies become ThreadRipper CPUs. That is a big deal, as that would also mean the CPU should overclock quite high, or at least consistently high.

 

My best overclock on the X370 platform was 4GHz with 3200Mhz memory speeds after months of BIOS updates, so I will aim for the same here. Most people get limited around 4.1GHz, and I know my 1950X can't do 4.1Ghz stable on all cores without tons of voltage or better cooling.

 

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Overclocking the CPU was really easy, and I hit 4.0GHz with 1.32v set with the second highest level of LLC. Overclocking the memory kit with XMP didn't work as perfectly as I would have liked, but I was able to manually set an overclock to 2933Mhz with the kit. It's important you look to the motherboard's QVL for memory kits to buy.

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