AMD and the Curse of Conflicting Information

Against better judgement to just wait, back in December 2020, I ordered a AMD Ryzen 9 5950X – and received possible one of the worst chips to be on the market. In Cinebench R23, it achieved a Single Core score of ca. 1550, with a Multi Core score of ca. 24040. This by itself doesn’t look too bad, until you open Cinebench R20 and get ca. 580 in Single Core, with Multi Core just barely hitting the 9800 barrier. So I did what any person with this hardware would do, and searched for overclocking options. Continue reading