AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Overclocked to 3.8 GHz and Benchmarked

/ 2 years ago

In just over a week, AMD will release their second batch of Ryzen processors. The Ryzen 5 are based on hexacore and quadcore Zen CPUs with between 12 and 6 threads. Earlier in the week, we got the first leaked benchmark which faced off the Ryzen 5 1400 with some Intel CPUs. Today, we have a series of overclocked benchmarks for the Ryzen 5 1400 coming out.

As the cheapest Ryzen 5 to come out on April 11th, the chip costs a mere $169. For this low price, AMD is offering 4 cores and 8 threads clocked at 3.2 GHz base and 3.4 GHz boost with 8MB of L3 cache. While it is priced against the low-end i5 and top end i3 CPUs from Intel, it’s configuration will undoubtedly draw comparisons with the $300+ i7 series.

From the benchmarks, it appears that this particular sample and configuration was only able to hit 3.8 GHz. Based on the Ryzen 7 results, this is likely the middle of the overclocking spectrum. At this speed, the chip scored 801 points in CB R15 and 9.06 points in CB R11.5. This is somewhat lower than what Intel manages with their i7 4770K which is clocked at a comparable speed.

Moving on, we have the various 3DMark tests run at 3.7 GHz. 3DMark TimeSpy came in at 3792 points for the CPU, Fire Strike Ultra a physics score of 11963 and a Fire Strike Extreme physics score of 11988. For memory operations with 2666 MHz DDR4, the chip managed 40439 MB/s (Read), 40214 MB/s (Write), 35760 MB/s (Copy) and latency of 88.4 ns.

Overall, it looks like AMD has a chip that strikes close to where Intel’s i7 chips perform but is a bit lacking in some specific areas. As we’ve seen before with the Ryzen 7, there is still a lot of optimation work that needs to be done for Ryzen. There is also the fact that there are inherent weaknesses of Zen and the CCX design. Nonetheless, at $169, AMD is offering the market an unprecedented deal for the Ryzen 5 1400.

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11 Responses to “AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Overclocked to 3.8 GHz and Benchmarked”
  1. I’m running a 4690K OC’ed to 4.6Ghz and in CB R15 I get 822 so the R5 1400 is doing pretty good IMO. Not a compelling reason to move off of my current setup but neither is Skylake or Kabylake. When we start seeing Ryzen chips that can hit 4.5Ghz+, that’s when I’ll start considering my options.

    • Eric P Turner says:

      I left Intel for one reason PURE GREED i don’t care about 5 FPS difference you can’t even see the difference with the human eye and i do a lot of other things the Ryzen 7 CPU is better like content creation and multitasking while playing games, i can stream a game while playing the game with music running in the back ground off the Internet with Procon and Team speak running all at once and get ZERO game lag, just try doing that with any Intel CPU and your game will studded like crazy and be unplayable.

      • I have an FX8320e and 4690k. Trust me, it’s more than 4 or 5 FPS. More like 15-20. I went with the 4690k because I was just tired of having a chipset that was out of date. No PCIe gen 3, no M.2 support, no native USB 3.0. I mean, I understand that the CPUs were from 2012 but that didn’t mean they couldn’t have refreshed their chipsets when all the new standards rolled out. If I’d wanted to be stuck in the past I could’ve just tinkered with my old AM2+ board to trick it into running a newer FX chip like some of the other owners of that board were doing.

    • Gabriel Soria says:

      Same, once I start to see frame drops and/or the Ryzen chips can hit 4.5GHz+ I’ll jump on. But I’m still waiting for my old [email protected](16GB-2133CL9) to be really behind, it’s still good enough for modem games at 60Hz solid (4K 40″ monitor).

  2. Patrick Bateman says:

    I bet Zen 2 will be able to hit higher clocks, but that’s still a year out at least.

  3. Cooe says:

    For the price this is looking totally killer. Makes me think the single CCX 4c/8t Raven Ridge APU will kick all kinds of *** (because threads won’t have to cross between CCX’s and take the big latency hit).

  4. Spymonkey says:

    Sure you can OC these Ryzen’s but from benchmarking results so far these OC chips are running at least at 70c on full load with liquid cooling (80c on conventional heat sink).

    I have doubts these chips gonna have long life cycle.

    • KamiKarse says:

      Where did you get that 70C on full load from? Or are you just talking shit?

      • Alexander Arias says:

        Just talking shit. I have the r5 1400 @3.8ghz with the stock wraith stealth cooler running at 70C or less under AIDA64 stress test for 16hrs in one go. If you’d like proof just ask.

    • Justin Hallett says:

      I read that the X series are showing a 20 degree increase in temp readings, so the chips that are binned as X’s are reading they are a lot hotter than they are. I have an 1800x and the temps even with the 20 degree increase does not hit 70 degrees.

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