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Leak Claims AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 CPUs May Offer Limited Overclocking Potential


AMD's next-generation Ryzen processors are on the way, and the leaks we've seen so far are super promising. The chips perform well in single-threaded benchmarks, and that translates to solid GPU performance too. We haven't seen a leaked multi-threaded benchmark of the top-end 16-core part, but AMD's own demo of same was quite impressive.

Here's a leak that is not so promising: supposedly, AMD will be locking down voltage control on its Ryzen 7000-famiily processors such that users won't be able to overvolt. Overvolting is a key part of overclocking, as it allows the processor to better maintain clock rate stability, albeit at the cost of extra power (and thus heat.)

AMD promised "Extreme Overclocking," so we're dubious on this claim.

This unsourced leak comes by way of WCCFTech, so take it with however many grains of salt that you wish. For its ...


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