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Those of you who are planning to pick up an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor at launch to see how well it overclocks may want to keep your expectations low, as there’s indication that the new chip with 3D stacking technology is designed to remain firmly within its advertised specs.

“Brother number one,” a user on Bilibili who appears to have gotten their mitts on a retail version of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D already, claims that the upcoming Zen 3 chip does not support overclocking, a strange omission based on the amount of fun that some enthusiasts have been having in tweaking the performance of its standard sibling and other SKUs in the Ryzen 5000 Series.

There may be some light at the end of the tunnel for prospective Ryzen 7 5800X3D owners who want to squeeze more performance out of the $449 chip slated for release on April 20, however, as overclocking support could theoretically emerge as part of a later firmware update.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D reportedly does not support overclocking (yet?) (VideoCardz)

  • What is important to note is that nowhere does the original poster confirm that this is a permanent lack of this feature, or rather just current state of the firmware support.
  • The original message comes with an attached picture of the processor with the OPN and QR codes blurred out. AMD has not yet shown this CPU with the integrated heat spreader installed.
  • AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D officially has 3.4 GHz base clock and 4.5 GHz boost clock, which is respectively 400 MHz and 200 MHz lower than 5800X. However, thanks to the large L3 cache, the CPU is expected to provide up to 20% higher gaming performance in select titles than Core i9-12900K if AMD own estimates are to be believed.

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