Last week, AMD announced a few more details about its Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup, codenamed Raphael, and still corrected or corrected others. Thus, AMD confirmed that the TDP of its top Ryzen 7000 CPUs will actually be 170 W, while the maximum package power of the AM5 (LGA 1718) socket may even reach 230 W. The company also confirmed that the gaming demo shown at Computex 2022 was a 16-core prototype running at 5.5 GHz across multiple threads. It is also interesting that the prototype ran in a power consumption range below the new 170 W TDP specification.
Based on a report from Angstronomics’ sources, it really looks like there is an OPN (Evaluation Pattern) that could exist with a maximum frequency limit of 5.85 GHz. As far as the maximum clock frequency is concerned, the gaming demo, which at least showed 5.55 GHz maximum frequencies on one thread, was probably not the end of the line either. Angstronomics did report an order number (OPN) backed by a 5.85 GHz Fmax, but we’ll have to wait and see what value the stepping limits are set to later in the final versions.
But the 5.85 GHz is an insane clock, and considering that only a first look at a prototype AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPU was taken, the final specs could very well be in that range. A 16-core CPU that would use the full 170 watts might well be able to exceed 5.5 GHz and deliver clock speeds that we have never seen before in an AMD Ryzen CPU. Intel is aiming for similar clock rates with its Raptor Lake desktop CPUs, so it probably makes sense for AMD to compete with the blue team in the area of clock rates, where they have always been behind in the past few years.
We’re already looking forward to 5.5 GHz clock speeds for AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, and anything above that would be a real treat for us consumers looking forward to building a brand new AM5 PC with the latest Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs. Of course, such frequencies are only possible on the better AM5 motherboards, such as those based on the X670E chipset, which have plenty of VRMs to meet the performance requirements for the new Fmax specification. Unfortunately, the power still comes from fuel.
I had already pasted the data for Raptor Lake S a long time ago, which should hardly change in the end. Unless someone at Team Blue still gets cold feet in view of Zen 4.
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