Originally Posted by cssorkinman
The chip is kind of a dud for all core overclocks. On the flip side it runs sooooo fast and smooth at stock settings - I think it's my new favorite system.
My first 3000 series chip was a R5 3600 and is my favourite as well.
I have not tried a manual OC, but chip does respond to PBO. I set 105W limits and increase clocks with +150MHz. Loads which pull equal or less than ~60W through CPU can showing ~4.3xGHz all cores boost. On the RAM front it has been no slouch either, can rock 4x8GB at 3800MHz with ease.
Recently got a Micron E die kit, I was a disbeliever that it may be as good as claims when tested for length. Blasted RAM IC is corker, a super price/performance
, nailed over ~30hrs of stability testing at 3800MHz C16 1.365V.
I recently saw here in the UK R5 3600 ~£150, 2x8GB kit of Micron E for £55, throw in a mobo and that's nice upgrade bundle for anyone. Putting aside the potential for 16C/32T upgrade, gaining use of say Zen3 on same HW with possible MHz/IPC gains makes it a corker.
I reckon AMD really nailed it with 3000 series, looking forward to more good things to come