if you’re building a PC on a budget, it is especially helpful to overclock your system in order to squeeze every bit of performance. So it is nice to hear that the new budget-friendly AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU has been overclocked to 4.5 GHz on all four CPU cores at once. The information comes courtesy of @_rogame, who dug up the 3DMark records revealing the accomplishment.
It’s actually quite the accomplishment for a budget-friendly chip to get a speed of 4.5 GHz. By default, the Ryzen 3 3100 comes with a base clock of 3.8 GHz and will boost up to 3.9 GHz, making this all-core overclock an impressive 600 MHz over stock frequencies and, thus, a 15% boost over standard performance. We don’t know which voltages or CPU cooler was used. However, the data table shows that the user ran the chip on an Asus TUF B450M-Pro Gaming, which isn’t expected to be the best motherboard for hitting high overclocks with an AMD CPU as none of the B450 boards are, really. The overclock was achieved on the kind of board you would expect to see the Ryzen 3 3100 installed in, meaning that you too might be able to hit this kind of speeds – or at least get close to them.