Overclocking Results Continued

Synthetic - GeekBench 5: Link

As a common tool for cross-platform testing between mobile, PC, and Mac, GeekBench is an ultimate exercise in synthetic testing across a range of algorithms looking for peak throughput. Tests include encryption, compression, fast Fourier transform, memory operations, n-body physics, matrix operations, histogram manipulation, and HTML parsing.

Geekbench 5 Single Thread - ASRock Z590 TaichiGeekbench 5 Multi-Thread - ASRock Z590 TaichiGeekbench 5 Single Thread - ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HeroGeekbench 5 Multi-Thread - ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HeroGeekbench 5 Single Thread - GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus MasterGeekbench 5 Multi-Thread - GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus MasterGeekbench 5 Single Thread - MSI MEG Z590 AceGeekbench 5 Multi-Thread - MSI MEG Z590 Ace

In the single thread element to the Geekbench 5 benchmark, we saw an overall gain of 0.1% which is marginal at best. However, in the multi-thread section of the benchmark, our overclocked results account for an average uplight of around 4.5%. Again, The reason why the ST values aren't popping here is because the stock CPU enables turbo with TVB to 5.3 GHz, whereas we are fixing each chip to 5.2 GHz all-core.

Gaming - Civilization (DX11)

Originally penned by Sid Meier and his team, the Civilization series of turn-based strategy games are a cult classic, and many an excuse for an all-nighter trying to get Gandhi to declare war on you due to an integer underflow. Truth be told I never actually played the first version, but I have played every edition from the second to the sixth, including the fourth as voiced by the late Leonard Nimoy, and it is a game that is easy to pick up, but hard to master.

Benchmarking Civilization has always been somewhat of an oxymoron – for a turn based strategy game, the frame rate is not necessarily the important thing here and even in the right mood, something as low as 5 frames per second can be enough. With Civilization 6 however, Firaxis went hardcore on visual fidelity, trying to pull you into the game. As a result, Civilization can taxing on graphics and CPUs as we crank up the details, especially in DirectX 12.

GTX 1080: Civilization VI - DX11, Average FPS - ASRock Z590 TaichiGTX 1080: Civilization VI - DX11, 99th Percentile - ASRock Z590 TaichiGTX 1080: Civilization VI - DX11, Average FPS - ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HeroGTX 1080: Civilization VI - DX11, 99th Percentile - ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HeroGTX 1080: Civilization VI - DX11, Average FPS - GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus MasterGTX 1080: Civilization VI - DX11, 99th Percentile - GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus MasterGTX 1080: Civilization VI - DX11, Average FPS - MSI MEG Z590 AceGTX 1080: Civilization VI - DX11, 99th Percentile - MSI MEG Z590 Ace

Core i9-11900K Overclocking Results Conclusion
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  • Marlin1975 - Monday, August 30, 2021 - link

    Maybe I missed it, sorry if I did, but did you measure the VRM Temps as well? Many boards seem to come with lower quality VRMs and cover them up with heatsinks. But even heatsinks can't cover for low quality VRMs when doing overclocking like this. Reply
  • Ian Cutress - Monday, August 30, 2021 - link

    On each of the board pages there are links to their respective full reviews. OC testing there with full 360mm AIO and VRM temps with thermal images. Reply
  • blanarahul - Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - link

    Would it be possible to do similar overclocking tests for the Ryzen 5950X? Reply
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  • hansip87 - Monday, August 30, 2021 - link

    Chugging along with my 10900f for the next 8 years i hope.. didn't see any benefit doing overclocking these days. Just have enough core and cache and you're all set. Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, August 30, 2021 - link

    I mean if you still use a 60hz monitor, as most do, a sandy bridge quad core can still maintain 60 FPS in all modern titles. Games are nowhere near as intensive as people make them out to be. Reply
  • Makaveli - Monday, August 30, 2021 - link

    Nah Quad cores are out for gaming.

    https://www.techspot.com/article/2315-pc-gaming-qu...
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  • Frequensee - Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - link

    Quad cores can still hold 60 FPS just fine with an AMD GPU, while rarely dropping a few frames below 60 on an RTX 3090. I’d say quad cores are still good enough for gaming for a few more years. Reply
  • usiname - Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - link

    You will play 1080p with rtx 3090? Also this is Skylake, Sandy will be even lower Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Thursday, September 2, 2021 - link

    >literally every game has a 1% low higher then 60 in all tests except the slowest core i3 in tomb raider

    Please explain how this makes them “out” for gaming? Seems they’re holding up really well.
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