BCLK tuning on MEG motherboards for 5800X3D


As many of us know, AMD has released the Ryzen 7 5800X3D without overclocking support (to the dismay of many). Today, it would seem that MSI is overturning this. Previously, there have been reports of the CPU running at clocks way above its boost, however, today we have gotten a definitive AGESA bios update for this change. According to Wccftech, we should expect this on AGESA Don’t get too excited though. Not all MSI motherboards will be supporting this.

The MSI X570 Motherboard

So far, we know that the X570 Godlike will definitely have support for this new update. Other MEG motherboards could also be receiving it as well. Regardless, this probably means that we won’t be seeing BCLK (base clock) tuning for the 5800X3D on B550 Tomahawks. MEG is MSI’s top-of-the-line product after all. Frankly, this could be for the better as the lower-end motherboards could have problems supporting the high BCLK.

First time?

This isn’t the first time a motherboard manufacturer went out of its way to disobey the CPU makers. ASRock has done it multiple times before in the form of Zen3 support on 300 series motherboard and allowing customers to change the power limit to overclock on Intel locked CPUs.

This could also mean that more motherboard manufacturers will also offer BCLK tuning on the 5800X3D.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D

Warning for those that want to try 5800X3D BCLK

Whatever the case may be, it isn’t recommendable to be messing with the BCLK. Not only are X570 chipsets known for having trouble with high BCLK, but this could also be potentially damaging to all your components, especially the CPU. The 5800X3D was not built with overclocking in mind and should be treated as such. The same could be said for anything overclocking. Please do this at your own risk.

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