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16-Core Ryzen 9 5950X Overclocked to 6 GHz

17.10.2020
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16-Core Ryzen 9 5950X Overclocked to 6 GHz

An overclocked engineering sample Ryzen 9 5950X processor increased to 6 GHz.

The Ryzen 9 5950X, the flagship of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU series, surfaced in Geekbench database entries showing a high clock speed and performance values. This benchmark test was detected by TUM_APISAK, as we know it with hardware leaks, and it seems that the 16-core processor reaches up to 6 GHz with overclocking.

The surprising thing about this overclocking is that it was achieved in Apple macOS environment, and this is unusual for the chip that has not yet been released. On the other hand, the test is seen to be done on iMac Pro (Hackintosh) and it was run on macOS 10.15.7 (Build 19H2) operating system.

There are two separate test inputs for the flagship CPU, showing that they both operate at 6 GHz (5931-6023 MHz) clock speeds. The name of the chip used does not appear in the database as Ryzen 9 5950X. However, the OPN code matches the code on the website, so it was stated that the test belongs to the flagship processor.

The processor under test was likely an engineering sample and liquid nitrogen used. When running at 6 GHz, the Ryzen 9 5950X achieves 2024 points in a single core and 17,448 points in multi-threaded tests. Values of a Ryzen 9 3900X processor running at 5.88 GHz (macOS) are also available for comparison. This CPU scored 1696 in the single-core test and 15,830 in the multi-threaded test. The result is a 19.2% difference in single-core performance. So we can say that the IPC gain has shown itself.

Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series processors will hit shelves on November 5, and compatible BIOS updates began to be released by manufacturers.

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