AMD Ryzen 9 7950X overclocked to 7.2 GHz on liquid nitrogen (6.5 GHz on all cores)

The Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors will hit store shelves in four days, but AMD wastes no time boasting about the Ryzen 9 7950X overclocking capabilities. However, Tum_Apisak, one of the most popular leak hunters in our industry, has already dug up a few hidden CPU-Z reports that show the OC potential of the new flagship Red CPU after liquid nitrogen cooling – the results obtained by it are impressive.

We remind you that the top model Ryzen 9 7950X has 16 Zen 4 cores, 32 threads and a base clock of 4.5 GHz, and in boost mode it is supposed to accelerate to 5.7 GHz on a single core. However, under the right thermal conditions, the Ryzen 9 7950X can accelerate to 5.85 GHz because that is its Fmax limit (maximum frequency limit) that AMD has programmed into the chip.

New entries in the CPU-Z database show the OC potential of the new flagship Red CPU after liquid nitrogen cooling.


The first of two reports showed that the Ryzen 9 7950X achieves single-core clock speeds of up to 7247 MHz at 1.506 V. This is undoubtedly a spectacular feat, but still far from breaking the world record of its far older cousin, the FX-8370. This CPU is the current world record holder with the clock dialed up to 8722 MHz.

Ryzen 9 7950X


By comparison, the Ryzen 9 5950X only hit 6350 MHz, so the Ryzen 9 7950X recorded 14% faster clock speed than the Zen 3 flagship. Of course, we can’t judge an entire microarchitecture from a single sample, but Zen 4 seems to have a much higher OC potential. Although the Ryzen 9 7950X still has not beaten its rival, Intel’s Core i9-12900K, as the Alder Lake chip reached 7600 MHz, it seems to be a matter of time.

Ryzen 9 7950X


The second CPU-Z report shows the Ryzen 9 7950X overclocked to 6.5GHz on all 16 cores at 1.465V. Unfortunately, we have screenshots with no performance data to show just how much performance gains this frequency can provide. On the other hand, this is an extreme OC where getting the highest clock speed is more important than anything else, including work stability.

The 13th generation Intel Raptor Lake processors also seem to be a very good CPU for OC. One of the Bilibili users has already cranked up the Core i9-13900KF to 6.1 GHz with conventional liquid cooling. So it’s likely extreme overclockers will have a lot of fun with both Zen 4 and Raptor Lake, so we expect to see more record attempts as they make their debut.

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