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To be fair I would say that all you have needed for a AMD CPU in the last 20 years was a good motherboard for overclocking and a large air or water cooler. I have no problem running a R5 1600 at boost speeds on ALL cores. Getting a bit more? Well not that good. This is not like the FX 8350. Pour on cooling add a little voltage and get 300 MHZ more than boost. All day.
Even the Thubans did that.
The Ryzens are just much better at doing more with less in the Mhz they are designed for. 5000 Mhz is a bit of a disappointment. The 1600 struggles with 4000 Mhz. A Sythe Byakoo is good enough for a 3900Mhz with no thermal troubles.
The 3900s may Need a bit more, ya think? The 1600 is a 65 watt design. The 3900X 105 watts. So a Noctua 14 or a 15 should do it. But going beyond boost speeds on all cores, if it is following the same design think as the 1st gen Ryzen maybe not god for beyond that.
I am familiar with radio frequency circuits at that the Ghz speeds. As for digital never been there, done that. A +/- 500 Mhz operating range is asking for a lot of $ to do that with radio. I think this narrower bandwidth is more about about just do more with less clock at specific frequencies. Kind of like Band Pass filter design?
Primary: Crossover 27" 2560 x 1440, Crosshair VI, Ryzen 1600, Flair 3200 x 4, GTX 690. Secondary: MSI 890FX GD-70 R 2.0, FX-8350, HD 7790, Kingston 8 GB x 2, Western 1Tb hybrid, VisionTek 1000