It was only a matter of time before a manufacturer found a way to unlock AMD’s best gaming CPU. Blocked by the company and said publicly by it, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is so juicy for overclockers that totally or partially breaking Lisa Su’s yoke is water in the middle of summer and MSI managed to unlock this 5800X3D via a new BETA-BIOS for X570.
Under the pretext of blocking manual or automatic overclocking functions as much as possible due to the implementation of the 3D V-Cache, AMD has not offered or will offer the possibility of increasing its performance, but if you have an MSI card you can play with it.
MSI and unlocking the 5800X3D, only for a motherboard… For now
It was in this model that the features enjoyed by all AMD processors, except for the one mentioned, were given free rein. Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Considering that the preliminary partial unlock BIOS provided great possibilities, such as underpowering this CPU and getting the same performance with lower temperature, the latest BIOS available on the MSI forum is well received by its users.
The options now available after unlocking are:
- Accuracy boost.
- Overdrive (PBO).
- Curve optimizer.
This is already enough to be able to increase the performance of the processor, where the results observed so far are promising with figures above 5%, with a voltage similar to the original one and with practically no increase in temperature.
Keep in mind that between the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 7 5800X3D there is a speed difference of 200MHz for the smallest of them, so from stock to Multi Core the differences are palpable despite the fact that the newer of them is much faster in gaming.
With this, this gap is bridged in testing or video editing and gaming performance is further improved, surpassing Intel at negligible power and temperature cost.
Will there be a definitive BIOS for this motherboard and others?
Well, that’s really the unknown. We are talking about a BIOS BETA and as such, the risk of breaking the CPU is borne by the user and as such, MSI washes its hands of it, as all manufacturers do in these cases.
Therefore, and given AMD’s refusal to open the named and other functions attached to them for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, it is possible that MSI will receive a reprimand and that this BIOS will end up being deleted or lost on the Internet. So if you have one MEG X570 unify and this CPU surely interests you, under your responsibility, to tighten your CPU to see how much improvement you can get.
Also, taking into account that AMD isn’t going to leave AM4 in the inkwell just yet and there’s speculation with the inclusion of Zen 4 for this socket (we don’t see it not really likely), updates will continue to arrive and as has happened other times it is likely that in the future AMD will open their hands to this processor that gives them such good performance.