AMD Zen 4 is said to be better suited for overclocking

According to AMD, the new Ryzen CPUs based on Zen 4 should be better suited for overclocking experiments.

In a conversation with Meet The Experts, AMD announced major advances in overclocking the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs. According to Memory Enabling Manager Joshep Tao, AMD’s first DDR5 platform is better suited for overclocking attempts than the previous models. In concrete terms, Raphael would make it possible to achieve speeds that were previously not thought possible.

Statements only related to RAM?

How exactly these promises are to be interpreted, however, remains unclear. Tao may have referred only to RAM. But the core clock could also offer significantly more options for overclocking. The current Ryzen generation still has narrow limits here. In addition, the CPUs have to be cooled with reasonable effort due to the higher clock.

Zen 4, 5 nanometers and 3D V-Cache

However, the switch from the 7-nanometer process to production with only 5 nanometers and the switch to Zen 4 technology could reduce these narrow limits. The 3D V-Cache currently only installed in the Ryzen 7 5800X3D provides an increase in performance in games, but at the same time limits the clock. The stacked cache limits the heat dissipation, as a result the CPU with 3D V-Cache clocks lower and is not suitable for overclocking. It remains to be hoped that AMD will also allow overclocking on the Ryzen with V-Cache in the future.

CPUs with 16 cores planned

The market launch of the Ryzen processors based on Zen 4 is expected for the end of the third quarter. AMD is planning processors with larger caches and up to 16 cores. The TDP is a maximum of 170 watts, but there are also many CPUs with 65 or 105 watts.

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