"The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor was introduced and freshly overclocked. In Los Angeles, we've just seen it for you. Ryzen 9 3850X with MSI X570 Godlike motherboard G.Skill Trident Z Royal model, 4533 MHz RAM overclocking"
5 Ghz on 16 cores/32 threads with LN2 is bad : on watercooling, we will be lucky if the CPU attains 4.5 Ghz.
IIRC isn't 4.5ish what people typically use on a 9960X and I mean stock the 3950X has a higher boost clock too, besides that it's like 2.5x cheaper and likely to draw a lot less power by the sounds of things.
So I suppose it's safe to infer that the ryzen 2 chips just have very very little oc headroom. 5ghz on ln2...
By the looks of it, this slide used before they announced the 3950X with a 4.7 boost appears to be comparing XFR frequencies, so yeah probably safe to assume there's a wall at 4.6/4.7. Not sure where that puts likely all core OCs.
If we can push that 3700X to 4.5/4.6 all core that'll be enough for me. along with the claimed 15% IPC increase.. that's a pretty damn nice jump from my [email protected]
With overclocking, the Ryzen 9 3850X was able to reach a frequency of 5.0 GHz in multi-cores, reaching 5.8 GHz in single-core overclocking and 5.4 GHz in Cinebench. Although these frequencies appear to be far from the 7-8 GHz in previous FX models, there is a gap in performance. This processor has 16 cores and 32 threads with SMT (AMD's Hyperthreading nomenclature).
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