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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

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X can potentially boost up to 5.85 GHz. (Image Source: AMD)
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X can potentially boost up to 5.85 GHz. (Image Source: AMD)
Just hours before launch, a new leak indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor can offer the highest boost on the TSMC N5 node at 5.85 GHz. This would mean stiff competition between the AMD top dog and the Intel Core i9-13900K/KF, which is pegged to offer a 5.8 GHz boost. An OC'd version of the Core i9-13900KF is already shown to hit 6 GHz in gaming and 3DMark.

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.

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X could boost up to 5.85 GHz. (Image Source: Weibo)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X could boost up to 5.85 GHz. (Image Source: Weibo)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - CPU-Z. (Image Source: Weibo)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - CPU-Z. (Image Source: Weibo)
Intel Core i9-13900KF 6 GHz boost in 3DMark. (Image Source: @FlanK3rXS on Twitter via ChipHell)
Intel Core i9-13900KF 6 GHz boost in 3DMark. (Image Source: @FlanK3rXS on Twitter via ChipHell)
Intel Core i9-13900KF 6 GHz boost during gaming. (Image Source: @FlanK3rXS on Twitter via ChipHell)
Intel Core i9-13900KF 6 GHz boost during gaming. (Image Source: @FlanK3rXS on Twitter via ChipHell)
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2022-08-29 (Update: 2022-08-29)