AMD Ryzen 7 8700G remains a popular choice among overclockers and enthusiasts. Der8auer successfully removed the chip's integrated heat spreader (IHS) to expose the monolithic "Hawk Point" silicon beneath. By removing the IHS and cleaning off the soldered thermal interface material (sTIM) residue, the chip can be prepared for direct die cooling using liquid metal thermal interface material (TIM). This achievement led to a significant decrease in load temperatures, dropping from 85°C to just over 60°C. As a result, the chip was able to achieve a 5.00 GHz all-core overclock for its 8 "Zen 4" CPU cores.
In addition, SkatterBencher managed to increase the iGPU engine clock of the 8700G to 3.30 GHz, surpassing the slider limit for Precision Boost Overdrive by 50 MHz. According to SkatterBencher's report, the power limits of an 8700G can be raised up to 170 W. The 3.30 GHz iGPU overclock was supported by a core voltage of 1.25 V, which is relatively high considering the strict vCore limits set by AMD for its APUs. These increased power limits and clock speeds resulted in a 22.31% average performance increase for the iGPU across 14 tests.