amd slightly expanded information regarding their desktop processors Ryzen 7000like those promoted 5.50GHz who reached the Ryzen 9 7950X shown in a short game these were Turbo frequencies of the CPU itselfso it was not overclocked.
As revealed Robert Hallockdirector of technical marketing at AMD, to make this possible, use was made of a 280 mm AIO water cooling systemthus maintaining the 16-core, 32-thread engineering sample running at constant frequencies of 5.20 to 5.50GHz across all cores, while most of them hover around 5.50 GHz depending on the game and/or scene.
This liquid was made by Asetekthe undisputed market leader in AIO liquids, and to run the game it was used an AMD reference motherboard With 32 GB of DDR5 @ 6000 MHz RAM, yes, low latency: CL30. In the case of other lower models, since they have lower core count and power consumption, the 280mm liquid AIO will not be a requirement even if they break the 5.50GHz barrier.
Moreover, it is confirmed that AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 170W TDP rumor is a half truthand it is that 170W is the PPTi.e. the power consumption limit of the socket itself, so it is expected that the TDP of this processor can indeed be maintained in the 105Wlike its predecessor, although there are rumors that this one could have maxed out around at 125Wsince it wouldn’t make much sense to limit CPU consumption in exchange for lower performance, and even more so when its rival comes up with a 24-core, 32-thread configuration, and that’s why a number lower cores of Ryzen 7000 processors compared to Raptor Lake is the perfect excuse to increase frequencies and reduce any possible performance gap.
Obviously, if the PPT goes up, the TDP should too, since rumors were already advancing the recommendation of a 280mm AIO for the company’s new high-end CPU (as is already the case with the Intel option ). Additionally, MSI revealed the availability of up to 28x PCI-Express 5.0 lanes in their products, and the information was not wrong, since we now know that the CPU will provide access to a maximum of 24x channels, while the chipset adds 4x more.
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