AMD Ryzen 9 7950X to offer 5.85 GHz boost beating Raptor Lake's 5.8 GHz even as Core i9-13900KF OC already hits 6 GHz in gaming
AMD will be unveiling the Zen 4 Raphael Ryzen 7000 mainstream desktop processors later today. Early leaks so far have shown Zen 4 offering equivalent or better performance than their corresponding Alder Lake counterparts. Raw performance gains aside, AMD might just have another trick up its sleeve to best Intel's upcoming Raptor Lake generation.
Weibo user "Venom Warlock Marvin" has indicated that the 16-core 32-thread Ryzen 9 7950X might be able to boost up to an F-max of 5.85 GHz. If true, this would be the highest clocks attained on the TSMC 5 nm process. Previously, Angstronomics also indicated that a certain Ordering Part Number (OPN) is fused for a 5.85 GHz F-max though the publication did not mention any particular SKU. The CPU-Z screenshot for this processor indicates AVX-512 support.
The leaker also claims that the said SKU is not the top bin, meaning that there could be possibilities of even higher clocks, especially by changing the F-max Offset modifier that is available with current Ryzen 5000 processors. Whether such a modification will be possible or not with Ryzen 7000 can be gleaned only when we get to know some of the architecture and other deep-dive details.
We also get to know that the two CCDs on the Ryzen 9 7950X are called Durango while the individual cores are named Persephone. The Ryzen 9 7950X will fight it out with the Core i9-13900K, which is pegged to boost up to 5.8 GHz, in a battle for the maximum clocks.
Meanwhile, a Core i9-13900KF was spotted recently hitting 6 GHz while running 3DMark. This is, of course, an overclocked run, but it would be interesting to see how much Zen 4 can be pushed with capable cooling and good power delivery from the motherboard.
6 GHz 3D Mark with i9-13900KF with AIO 360mm cooler! Also— Michal Simonek (@FlanK3rXS) August 27, 2022
Of course 8P/8T (1.48+Vcore), but still awesome.
With my 12900K is possible around 5500 MHz "only" pic.twitter.com/48POGLLkga