AMD Ryzen 9 7950X to Hit 5.85GHz Out of the Box…But Only If Temps are below 50C

Additional info on AMD Ryzen 9 7950X has surfaced. The Raphael flagship with 16 Zen 4 cores (and 32 threads) will come with a base clock of 4.50GHz, a boost of 5.70GHz, and a peak operating clock of 5.85GHz. Much like Zen 3, the latter will be attainable if the thermals are in order. The 7950X will have an all-core boost of 5.10GHz under stock conditions, although it’s unclear how the clock residency will fare under heavy load.

As per sources close to WCCFTech, the Ryzen 9 7950X will have a spec boost clock higher than 5.7GHz but lower than 5.85GHz, with the actual peaks determined by your cooling solution and the resulting temperatures. In most cases, the CPU should run at 5.7GHz (under load) but if you have a high-end water-cooled thermal solution, then you should be able to hit that 5.85GHz peak as well.

The Ryzen 9 7950X will be the highest clocked consumer chip for time being, at least until Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake chips arrive. The Core i9-12900KS which is the present leader in that regard tops out at 5.5GHz on a single-core while drawing an unreasonable amount of power. The Raphael flagship, on the other hand, won’t cross the 230W limit in even the most intense scenarios. The stock operating frequencies of the Ryzen 9 7950X are as follows:

  • 7950X Base Clock – 4.50 GHz (Stock)
  • 7950X Boost Clock – 5.70 GHz (Stock)
  • 7950X Peak Clock – 5.85 GHz (Stock)
  • 7950X All-Core Boost – 5.10 GHz (Stock)


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