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AMD May Allow Overclocking on the Ryzen 7 7800X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D/7950X3D

AMD may allow overclocking of its Ryzen 7000X3D processors set to launch next month with 64MB of 3D V-Cache. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and 7950X3D will feature 8, 12, and 16 cores, respectively. Unlike their predecessors, they’ll boost as high as their non-V-Cache counterparts with lower base TDPs.

ModelCores/ThreadsBoost / Base FrequencyTotal CacheTDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D16C/32TUp to 5.7 GHz / 4.2 GHz144MB120W
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D12C/24TUp to 5.6 GHz / 4.4 GHz140MB120W
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D8C/16TUp to 5.0 GHz / TBD104MB120W

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D will come with a boost clock of 5GHz and a total cache of 104MB. The Ryzen 9 7900X3D will have a base and boost clock of 4.4GHz and 5.6GHz, respectively. It’ll pack 140MB of cache memory, including 128MB of L3 cache. The 7950X3D will feature an additional 4MB of L1/L2 cache alongside a peak single-core boost of 5.7GHz.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D came with a hard lock on its multiplier. Few overclockers could push it past its stock boost clock using BLCK tweaking, but it severely limited enthusiasts’ options. At the announcement, AMD said nothing about overclocking support on the Raphael-X chips, but the product listings indicate otherwise.

There’s a good chance that multiplier-based overclocking will still be disabled, leaving users with curve optimization and one-click solutions like Precision Boost Overdrive. PBO raises the power limit, allowing for higher and prolonged boost behaviors across multiple cores.

Areej

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