AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will hit the shelves on September 27th, and initial overclocking results are staggering. TUM_APISAK on Twitter shared initial overclocking results for the AMD R9 7950X main processor , which went through its first (un)official review yesterday. The processor breaks into 7GHz territory , setting new records for Ryzen processors.
Ryzen 9 7950X
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X features 16 cores/ 32 threads based on the new Zen4 architecture . This processor comes with a factory base frequency of 4.9 GHz , which can go up to 5.7 GHz . The TDP is rated at 170W , however the maximum PPT can go up to 230W for additional processing power.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X runs at 6.5GHz on all 16 cores, which is just insane. With a core voltage of 1.465 V and possibly LN2 cooling, this monster boasts Intel ‘s overclocking performance.
As shown in the figure below, this frequency does not apply to one core, but to all 16 functions of the 7950X performance cores.
The Ryzen 9 7950X breaks the 7.0GHz + barrier on a single core. This is an achievement even for many Intel processors. AMD has really outdone itself in overclocking capabilities. Also, we don’t have much information about the thermals or the motherboard used. But these numbers speak for themselves. AMD has finished playing at this time.
The Intel i9-13900K can also hit 6.0GHz + without the need for liquid cooling, as several early benchmarks have shown. In retail, we expect even better results from the blue team. It will be interesting to see which processor takes over this time around. AMD is entering unfamiliar territory, so they could run into a few temperature-related bottlenecks, as early testing showed.