AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D is one of the first CPUs from the company to launch with a locked multiplier, preventing proper overclocking. As usual, enthusiasts have found ways to push the chip beyond its marketed boost clock of 4.5GHz. By completely ignoring the multiplier and increasing the BLCK instead, overclockers have been able to push the 5800X3D as far as 5.14GHz, a staggering 600MHz gain on an SKU that supposedly isn’t suited to overclocking.
According to Overclock3D, AMD is actually working to officially enable overclocking on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D “in some form”. It’s unlikely that the chipmaker will unlock the multiplier, but we may see some form of enhanced BLCK overclocking.