Breaking AMD’s Rules: “Overclocking” the Ryzen 7 5800X3D (Kombo Strike)

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We’re benchmarking MSI’s ”Kombo Strike” feature that circumvents AMD’s rules to ”overclock” (lightly used) the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPUs. Kombo Strike is a new MSI feature ranging Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 and is available on the company’s X570 and B550 boards. We’ve already performed benchmarking and reviews on the Gigabyte X570 Master, so we’ll be comparing MSI vs. Gigabyte motherboards for AMD both stock and with MSI’s (exclusive) Kombo Strike utility.

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00:00 – MSI Breaking the Rules… again
01:20 – Explaining MSI Kombo Strike
03:00 – Testing Setup & Power Consumption
05:03 – ”Overclocking” the 5800X3D Frequency
05:57 – Thermal Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
07:02 – Voltage (Vcore) Comparison
07:34 – MSI Problems
08:29 – Blender Cycles CPU Benchmarks
09:18 – Compression & Decompression CPU Benchmarks
09:52 – Code Compile CPU Benchmarks (Chromium)
10:12 – CSGO CPU Gaming Benchmarks
10:46 – F1 2021 1080p Gaming Benchmarks
11:14 – Total War Kombo Strike Benchmark
11:41 – Far Cry 6 5800X3D Overclocking
11:50 – GTA V CPUs 2022
12:03 – Conclusion

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Test Lead, Testing, Writing: Steve Burke
Testing: Patrick Lathan
Video Editing: Andrew Coleman
Bench Setup: Mike Gaglione

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