The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU monster 7.2GHz overclock was discovered, but is it sufficient to damage Intel?

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU monster 7.2GHz overclock was discovered, but is it sufficient to damage In ...

A fresh leak has revealed that the AMDs Ryzen 9 7950X processor has been overclocked to more than 7.2GHz.

Tum_Apisak highlighted this one on Twitter, including CPU-Z screenshots showing the 16-core Zen 4 flagship reaching 6.5GHz across all its cores, and 7.247GHz on one core. This was used liquid nitrogen cooling.

https://t.co/IZ2IEmtp1l pic.twitter.com/IkwOj6fmE0September 22, 2022

The single-core high was achieved with a voltage of 1.506V, and we can see that overclocking to 6.5GHz across all cores required 1.465V.

As with any leak, we should of course use our own seasoning, but considering the CPU being clearly available, and being tested by dozens of people (like reviewers, and overclocking experts) ahead of its next release on September 27, it''s not surprising to see plenty of leaks around Zen 4 processors.

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These are very promising initial speeds for the Ryzen 9 7950X to reach, and we will certainly see the flagship processor go significantly faster after its release, and overclockers have the time to really get to grips with the processor. (Remember, initial overclocking records are always improved down the line by experts and were not even at the point of official release for the 7950X yet).

Certain people may resound back to recent Raptor Lake leaks Intel''s next-gen processors that will rival Ryzen 7000, and recall that the 13th-gen flagship (13900K) has already appeared, demonstrating its ability to be overclocked to an astonishing 8GHz (not an area Intel has been anywhere near for a long time).

It does not take any risk to be excessively obscened and focused on raw clock speeds, because there is a lot more to processor performance than this, especially the IPC (instructions per clock) improvements that a new generation brings in. Zen 4 is a completely new architecture that promises a significant step forward for AMD.

In the wake of a very recent leak, AMDs Ryzen 7950X is already breaking world records with standard cooling beating existing records that utilize exotic cooling, no less. So what this flagship will be able to do on liquid nitrogen should be seriously impressive on the performance front. However, the clash at the top-end for next-gen CPUs promises to be enthralling for those who are interested in juicing up these flagships.