AMD reaffirms that the 5.5+ GHz of the Ryzen 7000 in demo was achieved without overclocking

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During its presentation at Computex 2022, AMD announced (not released) its new line of Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors. A demo based on a 16-core CPU running Ghostwire: Tokyo was demonstrated at speeds of 5.3 and 5.5 GHz at the event.

AMD assures users who flooded social media with comments that the chip in question was running without any type of overclocking aid. In an interview, AMD's marketing and gaming solutions executives, Robert Hallock and Frank Azor, stated that the 16-core CPU was a prototype running on an AMD reference motherboard.

The Ryzen 7000 was cooled by a 280mm AIO, allowing the processor to run at higher clock rates. They explained that the CPU was not overclocked and that the frequencies displayed are typical for the chip. Depending on the scenario, most cores will run at roughly 5.5 GHz, fluctuating between 5.2 and 5.5 GHz on all 16 cores while running Ghostwire: Tokyo. The Ryzen 7000 CPU was accompanied by two 16 GB DDR5-6000 CL30 memory.

Concerning the 170W consumption reported during the unveiling of the new processors, AMD stated that this is not the TDP of the 16-core Ryzen 7000 CPU, which consumed 125W, but rather the highest power delivery capacity of the new socket AM5 LGA 1718. This guarantees that the CPU has the driving margin to attain such high frequencies on several cores.

Despite the fact that the next generation of Ryzen processors has been disclosed, little technical information, or even the number of models, has been revealed. AMD claims double the L2 cache per core, a 15% gain in single threading, and boost speeds above 5GHz (as we've already seen). RDNA 2 graphics, DDR5, and PCIe 5.0 memory controllers will be built into the processors. The Zen 4-based cores are built on 5nm chiplets.

The first Ryzen 7000 processors should be available later this year.

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