AMD Ryzen 9 7950X spotted with 6.5GHz clock speeds

AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X processor is already being benchmarked and overclocked to speeds of 6.5 GHz (all cores) and 7.2 GHz (single-core).

AMD’s new flagship, the Ryzen 9 7950X, will not be officially released until next week, but early birds are already using the CPU to break all kinds of records. Not far above the standard frequencies, the Zen 4 processor quickly tops several Cinebench tests, but there is apparently much more potential in the overclocking of the cores.

Using liquid nitrogen cooling, 6.5 GHz across all 16 processor cores is apparently quite feasible, in combination with an undervolt voltage of 1.465 volts. Well-known hardware good @Tum_Apisak collected some of the highest clock speeds recorded, including further details.

Another extreme turned out to be the clock speed of 7.2 GHz (at 1.506 volts), although that frequency is said to have been measured on only one of the sixteen cores. It is unclear how exactly the 7950X was cooled from this set-up, although it is likely that the majority of current overclockers have high-quality water cooling cycles, or nitrogen cooling.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X will be officially released on September 27, with a target price of $699. The new, 16-core flagship clocks at 4.5/5.7 GHz (base/boost) as standard, compared to a maximum consumption of 170 watts. Without an overclock, AMD promises up to 35 percent better performance, compared to the previous Ryzen 9 5950X.

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