AMD’s Ryzen 7000 desktop processors are said to exceed 5.7GHz in the case of the Zen behemoth 7950X, when it launches later this quarter.
Industry watchers at Wccftech claim to have obtained detailed specifications for AMD’s Zen 4 desktop CPUs, codenamed Raphael. If true, they provide some interesting insights into where AMD is heading with its silicon designs.
It appears that AMD is focusing more on IPC and clock earnings in this generation and is not interested in competing with Intel in the core count. The following is a breakdown of the induction volumes for each infusion:
- Ryzen 9 7950X: 16 cores/32 threads, with a base clock of 4.5GHz, a push clock of 5.7GHz, a TDP of 170W, and 64MB of L3/16MB of L2 cache.
- Ryzen 9 7900X: 12 cores/24 threads, with a base clock of 4.7GHz, a push clock of 5.6GHz, a TDP of 170W, and 64MB of L3/12MB of L2 cache.
- Ryzen 7 7700X: 8 cores/16 threads, with a 4.5GHz base clock, 5.4GHz push clock, TDP of 105W, 32MB of L3/8MB of L2 cache.
- Ryzen5 7600X: 6 core/12 threads, with a base clock of 4.7GHz, a push clock of 5.4GHz, a TDP of 105W, and 32MB of L3/6MB of L2 cache.
All four SKUs will be manufactured using TSMC’s 5nm process. AMD previously confirmed that it will release 5nm Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 parts this quarter.
TDP Lifting Hours
If the leak is correct, the four chipsets see a notable increase in said TDP over their 5000-series counterparts they replace. At the higher level, the AMD 7000 series Ryzen 9 processors will get an extra 65 watts compared to the 5950X and 5900X. Meanwhile, AMD’s Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors saw a boost of TDPs rated at around 40W.
It should be noted that the actual power consumption of the chip is likely to be higher as AMD’s advertised TDPs do not actually reflect real-world power consumption. For example, under stock settings, AMD’s Ryzen 5900X routinely draws between 120-140W of power under load, as long as the chip has enough thermal space. The 5900X can draw up to 200 watts when the chipmaker’s Precision Boost Overdrive is enabled – an automated overclocking profile found in the bios.
Unless AMD changes the way it reports TDP since the launch of its 5000 series parts, there’s a good chance the chip designer’s Ryzen 7900 and 7950 parts will approach 300W in real-world power consumption, putting them in the same region as the 12th Intel chips. generation.
However, the higher TDP appears to be a substantial improvement on AMD’s clock compared to the previous generation offerings. In fact, in a comparison like likewise, the entire group features base clocks at 1 GHz or more on the chips it replaces. In many cases, core processor hours now exceed 5000 series equivalent boost hours.
The leak also provides insight into the chip architecture that underlies AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors.
Starting with the Ryzen 7600X, the package has 32MB of L3 cache — like the 5600X — but sees the L2 cache double to 6MB, or a full 1MB per core. By extension, the 7700X features 8MB of L2.
Based on this, we can conclude that AMD is sticking to the dual-chip architecture of its Ryzen 9 processors with eight or six cores per core complex die as we saw with the previous generation Ryzen 5000 chipset.
This isn’t terribly surprising because AMD hasn’t increased the core count with this generation of chips, at least not yet.
Will AMD nerf be overclocked?
Finally, it’s not clear if AMD will continue its old tradition of unlocking every chip for overclocking purposes.
While this capability likely won’t go away completely, Wccftech, citing unnamed sources, suggests we might see limitations similar to those of AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D. This chip came out with tradition and only supported under-effort as a way to boost performance.
On Ryzen chips, reducing the voltage can change the curve used by AMD’s boost algorithm to enable higher clocks at lower temperatures. However, plans for high-speed overclocking motherboards in the form of the X670 Extreme chipset cast some doubt on these claims.
record AMD has been reached for comment on the leaked specs; We’ll let you know if we hear anything. ®
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