AMD Clarifies Ryzen 7000X3D Series Overclocking Features

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AMD recently teased that its Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D would be “unlocked for overclocking.” That appears to have been an error, as the specification can no longer be found on any of their product pages, but AMD has confirmed that the new CPUs will, nevertheless, support memory and Infinity Fabric overclocking, as well as PBO and Curve Optimizer capabilities, which weren’t found in the older Ryzen 7 5800X3D. There still appears to be no word as to what day the chips will hit retail, but AMD plans to begin selling them in February.

From a HardwareLuxx report:

Meanwhile, AMD sent us a statement:

“Ryzen 7000X3D Series processors are unlocked for memory and infinity fabric overclocking, just like Ryzen 5800X3D. New to the 7000X3D, we have also added PBO and Curve Optimizer capabilities.”

Accordingly, the Ryzen 7000X3D processors will not be manually overclockable. Memory and Infinity Fabric will be customizable – just like the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. However, AMD will introduce functions such as Precision Boost 2 (PBO) and the Curve Optimizer for the new models.

AMD Ryzen 7000X3D Series Specifications

ModelCores/ThreadsBoost / Base FrequencyTotal CacheTDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D16C/32TUp to 5.7 GHz / 4.2 GHz144MB120W
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D12C/24TUp to 5.6 GHz / 4.4 GHz140MB120W
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D8C/16TUp to 5.0 GHz / TBD104MB120W

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