ASRock’s $110 US B650 Motherboard Sets Overclocking World Record With AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU

When we talk about extreme overclocking and breaking world records with the latest CPUs, we almost entirely expect it to be achieved on a flagship or high-end motherboard that costs several hundred dollars but what if an entry-level motherboard were to set world records using one of the fastest multi-threaded CPUs on the consumer segment? Well, ASRock has achieved just that with its $110 US B650 motherboard.

A New Entry-Level Overclocking Legend Is Born! ASRock’s B650M-HDV/M.2 Motherboard Achieves Record Shattering Performance With AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X CPU

I was shocked myself when I learned about this overclocking achievement from the Canadian enthusiast and overclocker, SaltyCroissant, who used the ASRock B650M-HDV/M.2 motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core CPU to break into the highest-performance world record ever-recorded on a 16-core chip.

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The overclocking was done with extreme cooling such as Liquid Nitrogen which kept the behemoth AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU running at 6.834 GHz across all of its cores and what’s impressive is that it was done on the ASRock B650M-HDV/M.2 motherboard which has a 8+2+1 phase design. This is an entry-level motherboard and usually what you’d expect is to see such overclocks on super high-end motherboards with a higher number of VRMs than what is featured on B650M.

With the correct settings applied, the ASRock B650M-HDV/M.2 was able to keep the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU running stable in the 7-ZIP benchmark in which it achieved the 16 Core CPU OC record and also the fastest performance ever recorded for the CPU itself in this particular benchmark. The score was 306,686 MIPS. Overclocking legends such as SPLAVE & SAFEDISK congratulated Salty on his achievement and it looks like this motherboard might be the best performance per dollar board ever made in recent history.

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That statement might be true since the ASRock B650M-HDV/M.2 costs just $110 US at Microcenter and can even be found at other retail outlets for $139 US which is still a great price given its superb OC capabilities. It goes off to show that one shouldn’t doubt entry-level motherboards just because of their prices. There are hidden gems all around us and once again proves that the OC enthusiast space is helping people discover some amazing components for their latest PC builds.

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