AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X processor is overclocked to over 7.2GHz with exotic cooling, a new leak has revealed.
as Wccftech (opens in new tab) reports, Tum_Apisak highlighted this one on Twitter, complete with CPU-Z screenshots showing the 16-core Zen 4 flagship reaching 6.5GHz across all its cores and 7.247GHz on one core. Cooling with liquid nitrogen was used for this.
The single-core high was reached with a voltage of 1.506V, and we can see that overclocking to 6.5GHz required 1.465V across all cores.
Of course, as with any leak, we’ll have to apply our own tastemakers, but with the CPU clearly available and tested by many people (such as reviewers and overclocking experts) ahead of its imminent release – on September 27 – it’s not surprising to see a lot of spills. around Zen 4 processors.
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Obviously these are promising starting speeds that the Ryzen 9 7950X will reach – and we’ll no doubt see the flagship CPU speed up a lot after it’s released, and overclockers have time to really get the hang of the processor. (Remember, initial overclocking records are always being improved by experts – and we’re not even at the point of official release for the 7950X yet).
However, some people may think back to recent Raptor Lake leaks — Intel’s next-gen CPUs that will rival Ryzen 7000 — and recall that the 13th-gen flagship (13900K) has already surfaced showing it can be overclocked to a staggering 8GHz (not an area Intel has been around for long with overclocking potential).
That said, of course it doesn’t pay to be overly obsessed and focused on raw clock speeds, because processor performance is much more than this – specifically the IPC (instructions per clock) improvements that a new generation brings. Don’t forget that Zen 4 is a brand new architecture that promises a big step forward for AMD.
Indeed, a very recent leak shows that AMD’s Ryzen 7950X is already breaking benchmarking world records with standard cooling – beating existing records using exotic cooling, no less. So what should this flagship be able to do on liquid nitrogen? seriously impressive in terms of performance. But with Raptor Lake achieving truly eye-popping overclocking by all accounts, the high-end clash for next-gen CPUs promises to be compelling for enthusiasts looking to squeeze these flagships out.