Der8auer has been the alchemist who has put this possibility to work: he has overclocked the Ryzen 9 5950X with Intel TEC cooling.
The German engineer has taken Intel’s latest cooler and made it work with EKWB to up-rate the Ryzen 9 5950X. Logically, you had to make some modifications for the TEC solution to work on socket AM4. Also, you have had to make some adjustments to the software.
For one thing, Intel TEC requires full software control to make it work properly, so Der8auer has had to work with a secondary machine powered by an i9-10900K in order to control the software.
There is no doubt that it is a laboratory experiment, and the idea was to see the capabilities that this Ryzen 9 5950X offers. This CPU reached 90ºC with the TEC solution disabled, plummeting to 50ºC when the water block has been put to work.
As far as videogames are concerned, the 5950X reaches 5.05 GHz in single-core if we activate the automatic overclock profile. Meanwhile, the processor was normally overclocked to 4.8-4.9 GHz on all of its cores when using this Intel TEC solution.
With the TEC running unregulated, the Ryzen 9 5950X achieves a spectacular temperature and reaches 5.3 GHz in all cores.
How the process was done
Der8auer has used an ASUS Maximus XII EXTREME Z490 motherboard to power the i9-10900K, which was cooled by a Noctua heatsink.
On the other hand, the AMD machine is carried out by another plate ASUS DARK HERO X570, which is where we have the Ryzen 9 with the water block of EKWB adapted to fit well in this socket.
If you notice, the EKWB cooling is connected to the Intel board to “cheat the software”.
Once in Windows, you can see that we have two modes to make Intel TEC work: Cryo or Unregulated (without regular).
As you can see, the temperature drops by up to 5 degrees if we activate it in this mode, so the overclock of the Ryzen 9 5950X is patent, achieving 22ºC in IDLE .
In the first Cinebench test performed by Der8auer, we see how the CPU goes to 83ºC without blinking. On the contrary, with the ” cryo ” mode activated, the CPU drops to 53ºC in the middle of the same test.
In the case of video games, it exceeds 5.0 GHz with the automatic overclock mode without blinking, or reaching 50ºC, which is a spectacular performance.
Finally, it remained to test the maximum frequency in all cores, which reaches 5.3 GHz without having temperature problems at all. When Der8auer wanted to go up to 5.4 GHz the PC restarted.
If you can opt for a good cooling, there is no doubt that you can enjoy the Ryzen 5000 in all its essence, being able to raise them a lot.
In our case, we check the overclocking potential of the Ryzen 7 5800X, making it clear that the frequency can be increased further.
What do you think of this performance? Do you think that the Ryzen 5000 will reach 5.0 GHz easily?