The flagship Zen 4 CPU from AMD, the Ryzen 9 7950X, will have a mind-blowingly high clock speed of up to 5.85 GHz, which is an increase of over 1 GHz above the Zen 3 5950X.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Is Going To Be a Beast At Clock Speeds, Zen 4 “Persephone” Cores Can Hit Up To 5.85 GHz Clocks

The most recent information on AMD’s top-tier Ryzen 9 7950X CPU is provided by “Venom Warlock Marvin” on Weibo (via HXL). The user claims that the chip can reach an incredibly incredible 5.85 GHz maximum boost clock speed despite the fact that he appears to have obtained a retail sample, which in his opinion is not even the top bin. The “F-Max” clocks, which we did discuss here, were the “F-Max” clocks, as originally noted by Angstronomics a while back. The chip can attain an even higher clock speed when PBO and XFR are enabled.

The leaker also provides information on the CCD and core codenames for the AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU. Up to two “Durango” CCDs and a total of eight “Persephone” Zen 4 cores per CCD are features of the Raphael “Ryzen 7000” CPUs. Each CCD has a 32 MB cache (L3) pool, as shown in a block diagram, and a GMI3 interface connects it to the IOD (IO Die), which will be employing a 6 nm manufacturing node.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, which is the top model of all, has a healthy 16 cores and 32 threads, just as it had in the previous two generations. The processor will have a base frequency of an amazing 4.5 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 5.7 GHz, which should make it 200 MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS, which has a single-core boost frequency of 5.5 GHz.

It appears that AMD is getting as much Hertz out of the Ryzen 9 processors’ 170W TDP (230W PPT) as possible. The CPU has 80 MB of cache, of which 64 MB are from L3 (32 MB per CCD), and 16 MB are from L2 (1 MB per core).

Next month, the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X “Zen 4” CPU will debut together with the rest of the range. AMD also has a big announcement scheduled for tomorrow.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Specs:

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5nm 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80 MB (64+16) 170W >$799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5nm 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (64+12) 170W >$599 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 TBD TBD TBD TBD >$449 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 40 MB (32+8) 105W ~$299 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5nm 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (32+6) 105W >$229 US