AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ processors are said to have a maximum frequency limit of 5.85 GHz

AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors have so far shown up with some pretty insane frequencies, clocking up to 5.5GHz across multiple threads. But it looks like the final revision might offer even higher CPU clocks, as reported by Angstronomy.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ desktop processors reportedly have ‘Fmax’ maximum frequency limit of 5.85GHz

Earlier this week, AMD patched and confirmed some more details regarding its Ryzen 7000 line of processors, codenamed Raphael. The company has confirmed that the TDP of its best Ryzen 7000 processors will indeed be 170W and the maximum package power of the socket AM5 (LGA 1718) will be rated at 230W. The company has also confirmed that the game demo shown at Computex 2022 was of a 16-core prototype running at 5.5 GHz on multiple threads. But the company also, and most importantly, confirmed that the prototype operated in an operating range below the new 170W TDP specification.

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The Computex processor was a 16-core prototype sample not yet fused to specific power/TDP values, but it performed in a lower range than the new 170W TDP group we developed. This is a conservative number.

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So we know that the AMD Ryzen 7000 Computex 2022 demo wasn’t a single-threaded clock speed showcase and it wasn’t even a final prototype that used the full 170W TDP specification. Now based on a Angstronomics sources report, it seems there is a SKU (or OPN) that is merged with an Fmax of 5.85 GHz or a maximum frequency limit.

As for frequency targets, the game demo showing peak frequencies of 5.55 GHz was also not with the final version. Whereas Angstronomics is aware of an Order Part Number (OPN) that is merged for an Fmax of 5.85 GHzwe’ll have to wait and see what the detail stepper fuses are set to.

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5.85 GHz is an insane clock, but given that we’ve only seen the first glimpse of a prototype AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processor, the final spec could very well be in that range. A 16-core part that uses the full 170 watts it has could simply top 5.5GHz clocks and deliver clock speeds we’ve never seen before on an AMD Ryzen processor. Intel is also aiming for similar clocks with its Raptor Lake-S desktop processors so it makes sense for AMD to move forward with the blue team in the clock department, somewhere they’ve lagged in the last couple of years.

We’re already excited to see 5.5GHz clocks for AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors, so all of the above would be a treat for consumers looking forward to building a brand new AM5 PC with the latest Ryzen desktop processors. 7000 powered by Zen 4. Of course, such frequencies can only be allowed on the higher spectrum of AM5 motherboards, such as those based on the X670E chipset with loads of VRM to handle power delivery requirements for the new Fmax specification.

Intel Raptor Lake vs AMD Raphael “Planned” Desktop CPU Comparison

Processor family AMD Raphael (RPL-X) Intel Raptor Lake (RPL-S)
Process node TSMC 5nm Intel 7
Architecture Zen 4 (Chiplet) Raptor Cove (P-core)
Gracemont (E-Core)
Cores / Threads Until 16/32 Up to 24/32
Total L3 Cache 64 MB 36 MB
Full L2 cache 16 MB 32 MB
Full cache 80 MB 68 MB
Maximum clocks (1T) ~5.8GHz ~5.8GHz
Memory support DDR5 DDR5/DDR4
Memory channels 2 channels (2DPC) 2 channels (2DPC)
Memory speeds DDR5-5600 DDR5-5200
Platform support 600 series (X670E/X670/B650/A620) 600 series (Z690/H670/B650/H610)
700 Series (Z790/H770/B760)
PCIe generation 5.0 GPU and M.2 (Extreme chipsets only) GPU and M.2 (700 series only)
Integrated graphics AMD RDNA 2 Intel Iris Xe
Socket AM5 (LGA 1718) LGA 1700/1800
TDP (max) 170W (TDP)
230W (PPT)
125W (PL1)
240W+ (PL2)
Launch 2H 2022 2H 2022

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