Overclocking on Ryzen has gotten much easier since the initial Ryzen launch. Things are definitely more stable, especially when it comes to BIOS’s. So on our ASUS Crosshair VI Hero we set the Ai Overclock Tuner to D.O.C.P. Standard since we are going to be running our memory at its XMP profile settings. Then we set our CPU Core Ratio at what we are going for. Typically we see with these chips 3.9 or 4.0 GHz a good stable overclock.
You are also going to want to set the CPU core voltage manually. While we were able to get away with booting at 1.35V our system running at 3.9 GHz on all six cores was not stable until we bumped things up to 1.42V.
The 3.9 GHz overclock was completely stable and even temperatures were really good, right around 66C under full load.
So how does overclocking effect performance? Here are a few tests running the CPU at 3.9 GHz on all six cores.