- Jun 1, 2017
Such always sounds more negative than it actually is imo. The 3000 series essentially had no headroom so the boost always got stuck at some limit pretty much right away. The 5000 series has much more headroom so the boosting algorithm now is able to flex its muscles even within the stock limits. That naturally means higher temps, it's still OC after all. If one doesn't want that one can lower the respective limits.Even with a pretty beastly air cooler, my 5900X got up to a maximum of 91C at one point according to coretemp. It seems the newer, high end desktop CPUs run hotter these days in general due to more aggressive boosting compared to the older CPUs.