Yeah, thats what I am seeing with my sample, for example, when I increase the vCore using an offset (additionally to using CO) lets say 0.100v, the max VID for the 5600X is 1.45v, in HWInfo64 you can see that there is an increase in maximum voltage, but when you run a light single core test such as CPU-z single core the score is lower than when not applying the additional voltage.Very nice. i will have to read the memory stability thread when i get some more time So your saying even if your not temp limited (aka water/cold ambient) the voltage wont really help your clock speed? Does this mean all core overclocks are actually not viable any longer? Then the next question is can you boost one core and not the others in a manual fashion. like i can on my x299 boards. (even tho i dont do it)
Using the tool Veii shared we can see there is no change to the max VID.
I also had a 3600 and jumped onto the 5600X, not because the 3600 wasnt sufficient, I wanted something new to play withI have been holding off on the 5x00 series cpu's i'm pretty happy with the 3600 for daily use. and i dont know how much more power the 5x00 acutally uses, how fast they really are overclocked and then its what chip would i even want, and the cost of buying something so late in the cycle i feel like i could just wait and pick the new rev in a few months or possibly pick up a OG for cheap if i keep my eyes peeled lol. Its not that i cant buy one... its if i should waste the money on principle more than anything. ie do i really need another cpu that performs pretty much the same as my 7980xe? nope probably not lol. but it might be ok to play around with.
Its fun playing with it initially, but once you find all the obstacles it can become a turn off as you know that you could eeek some more out of it if they were not there.
Since they truncated the max cpu boost override to 200 mhz on agesa after 220.127.116.11 you cant go any higher on single thread, even if the CPU is capable. Have also used BCLK which does raise the frequency but as the cores need more voltage the max CPU VID is the new obstacle as you