The overclocking potential of AMD’s next-generation platform and family of processors should be pretty exciting, if the latest comments from executives are to be believed. Joseph Tao, Memory Enabling Manager at AMD, has teased that the company is striving to make “a big splash” with overclocking on its Ryzen 7000 Series “Raphael” desktop processors, which will be among the first consumer chips from AMD to run alongside DDR5 memory. The first of these Zen 4-based CPUs are expected to debut before the end of the year.
“Our first DDR5 platform for gaming is our Raphael platform and one of the awesome things about Raphael is that we are really gonna try to make a big splash with overclocking and I’ll just kinda leave it there but speeds that you maybe thought couldn’t be possible, maybe possible with this overclocking spec,” said Tao. Tao made the comment during a recent Meet the Experts webinar, which centered around AMD’s collaboration with Samsung regarding EPYC and other server products.
AMD on Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 Desktop CPUs: Raphael, Our First DDR5 Gaming Platform, Is Going To Make A Big Splash With Overclocking (Wccftech)
Now we know that AMD is targetting really high clock speeds with their early prototypes already clocking in at 5 GHz across all cores and even higher when running single-core workloads. But it looks like users will be able to extract even more performance out of these chips if the statement regarding overclocking ends up true. We know that existing AMD Ryzen CPUs are already clocked close to their frequency wall, leaving little headroom for overclockers. The upcoming AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D will not even feature overclocking support but AMD did confirm that’s just a ‘once’ design choice.
We know that AMD is expected to introduce its new RAMP (Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile) on the AM5 platform and we can also expect some brand new overclocking and tuning features that might also be added to the Ryzen Master utility. With that said, one should expect over 5 GHz OC to become the norm when Zen 4 hits the streets.