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It’s not just graphics cards that are about to get hotter.

New claims shared by kopite7kimi have suggested that AMD’s next flagship desktop processors are going to draw significantly more power. “All” Ryzen 9 7000 Series CPUs will supposedly have a 170-watt TDP, according to the leaker, an obvious increase from what the specification sheets show for the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X.

These premium Ryzen 5000 Series processors, including the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with 3D V-Cache technology and the Ryzen 7 5800X, are listed with a default TDP of 105 watts.

“All R9 SKUs with a normal voltage are base on 170W TDP,” kopite7kimi tweeted.

The increased TDP of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series processors may not surprise those who are already acquainted with red team’s new AM5 platform, however. AMD had confirmed during Computex 2022 that the new socket would have a 230-watt Package Power Tracking (PPT) limit, “meaning that would be the peak amount of power the socket could feed to any given processor,” as noted in coverage by Tom’s Hardware.

AMD even issued an official statement to the publication that elaborated on the new power specifications.

AMD would like to issue a correction to the socket power and TDP limits of the upcoming AMD Socket AM5. AMD Socket AM5 supports up to a 170W TDP with a PPT up to 230W. TDP1.35 is the standard calculation for TDP v. PPT for AMD sockets in the “Zen” era, and the new 170W TDP group is no exception (1701.35=229.5).

This new TDP group will enable considerably more compute performance for high core count CPUs in heavy compute workloads, which will sit alongside the 65W and 105W TDP groups that Ryzen is known for today. AMD takes great pride in providing the enthusiast community with transparent and forthright product capabilities, and we want to take this opportunity to apologize for our error and any subsequent confusion we may have caused on this topic.

Previous leaks stemming from GIGABYTE have suggested that AMD is planning Ryzen 7000 Series processors with 45 W, 65 W, 95 W, 105 W, and 125 W TDPs.

AMD will launch its first Ryzen 7000 Series processors by August, according to a new “Meet the Experts” event that is being advertised by the company.

Source: kopite7kimi

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5 comments

  1. I wonder what the ACTUAL TDP will be. Because each manufacturer defines their TDP rating differently.
    Intel defines my 12700K as 125W - which I assume I can limit it to if I turn off the right switches in the BIOS.

    But when pushing >5.0GHz across the P-cores, well, 300W would be easily reached if the cooling were there for it.

    It's not just the definition of TDP - it's also how it's interpreted by the board manufacturers. Unless you're using one of the lower-end chipsets that lock everything down, getting a K (or X) CPU to run 'at stock' actually takes a bit of effort, I've found.

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