This is my Phenom x6 1045T @ 3996MHz. I've currently got 12GB of single channel DDR3 @ 1578MHz, which is pretty much the maximum it can do (can't go very far beyond 1600MHz). I do wonder what its score would be with dual channel ram though, but I don't have two modules at hand right now.
I'm very surprised to see that it's apparently higher than a stock FX-8350, both single- and multithreaded. Still wouldn't really recommend a Phenom anymore though. With the GTX 1070 I've currently got it's bottleneck heaven. It's not so much the lack of raw power, it's just that modern games (and probably other programs!) really aren't optimized for Phenoms anymore. Games tend to stutter a lot without fully utilizing either a single cpu core, the gpu or the ram according to MSI Afterburner, and that's if they even launch at all. Many current games require instruction sets the Phenom doesn't support. The stutters might get better with dual channel ram, but the support surely won't.
Also, I might try a slightly more modern motherboard with a faster northbridge and HT-link some day. I've got a 780G board now and both the northbridge and HT-link are running at 2368MHz. I think newer boards would be running faster even without overclocking. Phenoms seem to be particularly picky with northbridge speeds, so there could be some performance to gain there. That'll probably only help in scenarios in which its bandwidth and/or latency are bottlenecking though. It could improve the stuttering when gaming, but I doubt it'll improve my Cinebench score by much.
So why am I still using a Phenom? Well, I've also got a Ryzen 7 2700, but my AM4 board broke and I've sent it back for warranty. And as a backup rig, a Phenom x6 isn't that bad at all .
PS: I'm running Windows 10 v2004 (19041.264)
Hi, new to this forum and new to pc building too. Can someone please tell me if this cinebench score is good? I can't find anything to compare it with the same specs. I can't get it to 4.5ghz too. The pc runs fine at 4.5ghz and managed to play games to test without crushing. But when I run cinebench r20 the pc just restarts and won't let me run cinebench. Thank you.
it is good.
if you want to oc to higher frequency, you need better cooler. 4.4GHz seems to be the limit on basic cooler for 3800x
You will always be gimped in AVX workloads such as Cinebench R20. Ryzen uses different EDC limits than what is listed in the motherboards when running those workloads. If you feel you have sufficient cooling headroom, you can bypass that using the EDC bug. Info here. You'll likely see a pronounced score increase.
Ryzen 7 1700 (3.95Ghz at 1.4v) - max temp 77C
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