AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 flagship should be able to reach a slightly higher maximum clock of 5.85 GHz than Intel’s Core i9-13900K. In addition, there seems to be AVX-512 support on the 16-core, which would make it even more interesting for productive work. Read more about this below.
So far, Intel’s Alder Lake chips have had a higher maximum turbo clock than AMD’s chips and thus better single-core performance with the same IPC. With the upcoming Zen 4 microarchitecture, however, this should change and AMD’s clock rates should increase significantly. According to the latest leak from Weibo user “Venom Warlock Marvin”, the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X should boost up to 5.85 GHz. That’s supposed to be the built-in F-max boost limit, which can only be reached with the Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) active.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X: Benchmark result for the Raphael top model leaked
5.85 GHz would also be the highest frequency ever achieved with TSMC’s 5 nm manufacturing process. However, the F-max frequency has nothing to do with manual overclocking, so that all cores or individual CCDs can still be increased to higher clock rates via offset, although this is virtually unthinkable with standard cooling. According to previous information, the Intel Core i9-13900K should reach 5.8 GHz when using the Thermal Velocity Boost and thus clock slightly lower.
There are said to be two Durango CCDs on the Raphael top model, but they are not supposed to be particularly binned. The Leaker’s model should not be an above-average hand-selected example either. He has created a CPU-Z screenshot that gives an overview of the important technical data, but at the same time shows that Zen 4 is not yet fully supported. The screenshot shows the Ryzen 9 7950X clocked at 4,848 MHz with all 16 cores active. AVX512 support is found among the instructions, but important information such as the level 2 cache and the applied voltage do not seem to be able to be read yet.