Well, loads of AMD related news today. Earlier today in this news item we discussed the X570 chipset, well, that same source mentions some more spicy info on their website. Apparently, AMD Ryzen samples have been sent to motherboard manufacturers for product validation, these engineering samples already run 4.5 GHz.
Yes, the same source, a Bilibili user called Ito Technology claims that motherboard manufacturers have Ryzen 3000 engineering samples (ZEN2) in house based on 4 to 8 cores. Typically, and I do say this with a bit of hesitation and care, engineering samples run slower opposed to the final SKUs. Apparently, the manufacturers are also preparing for CPUs with 12 and 16 cores (well yeah .. doh!).
While these engineering samples reportedly are running 4.5 GHz, IPC improvements also are mentioned to be 15% clock for clock. With these variables, the power consumption would be totally under control. It is also suggested that the memory controller shows some improvements, albeit not huge. Then again memory bandwidth never was an issue, latency however was and that should have been addressed by the chiplet design.
Obvious disclaimer; we cannot vouch for this information whatsoever and have classified it as a rumor.