The upcoming flagship for AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X, the next-gen Zen 4 processor, has been seen boosting up to 5.85GHz — but there are things to note here.
This latest Zen 4 leak is from a Weibo . came from (opens in new tab) Users (a social media platform in China), therefore, should be treated with more caution than usual, and this was flagged by HXL on Twitter (a regular source of hardware leaks, a tweet by VideoCardz was highlighted) (opens in new tab),
Raphael 2x Durango CCD 16x Persephone Core Ryzen 9 7950X 5.7GHz (PBO/XFR 5.85GHz) 5.85 vs 5.8 (Intel RPL) https://t.co/BZM5fHaU5G pic.twitter.com/Uc5VDMZ0bK28 August 2022
As you can see, the leaker reportedly has a Ryzen 9 7950X that hits 5.85GHz as mentioned – requiring a huge amount of salt, of course, and what exactly is that speed? Meaning, we’ll be discussing that soon – and Intel’s Raptor Lake flagship will apparently reach 5.8GHz at top speeds in comparison.
The 5.85GHz speed is in line with the previous top speed floated for the Zen 4 flagship by Angstronomics (a well-thought-out source), and Weibo also provided a CPU-Z screenshot of the leaker pre-release 7950X.
Analysis: Whichever way you dice it, the 7950X looks pretty sharp
Clearly this is one we need to be very skeptical about, but if true, the 7950X is capable of the kind of boost that’s clearly quite an eye-opener. Now, the leaker indicates that the Ryzen CPU actually speeds up to 5.7GHz, with 5.85GHz recorded via PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive — in other words, automatic overclocking mode, you can get slightly more performance out of your chip). can switch to receive) )
However, as another famous Twitter leaker (Uzzi38 (opens in new tab)) chime, what’s really happening with this sampled 7950X is that it’s hitting 5.85 GHz with the PBO requirement, but that’s just a peak frequency – probably reached here and there very briefly. In other words, the maximum boost quoted on the box of the flagship Zen 4 chip will be less than that (like the 5.7GHz mentioned).
The exact speed, as always, depends on the quality of the processor you buy—there’s always some variation within CPU models, known as the silicon lottery—but whatever it is, AMD has a suitable Typically an official (default) maximum boost will be set. Low level so all chips can reliably hit it for obvious reasons.
Whatever it is in terms of exact top boost speed for the Ryzen 9 7950X, it looks like it’ll be pretty close to the same ballpark as the Raptor Lake champion, the Core i9-13900K. Once again, this is another sign that the battle between the Zen 4 and Intel’s 13th-gen silicon will be very close.
We’ll learn a lot more about the Ryzen 7000 tomorrow, as AMD has a launch event for the next-generation processor going ahead via a livestream. There’s a good chance we’ll find out the official rated boost speeds for the flagship 7950X at this event.