Greymon55, a well-known tipster, has predicted clock rates for some of AMD’s future Ryzen 7000 desktop processors from the Zen 4-based Raphael series. The leaker provided estimates for the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7800X, and Ryzen 5 7600X, which are the same predicted SKUs that were mentioned previously rumoured price leak.
The OP begins positively by giving all four processors a 5.0 GHz all-core boost clock, making it clear that this is merely a prediction and not a particular leak.
The Ryzen 5 7600X has a 5.1 GHz single-core boost, while the Ryzen 7 7800X and Ryzen 9 7900X have 5.2 GHz and 5.3 GHz single-core boosts, respectively. Of course, being the Raphael pack’s leader, the Ryzen 9 7950X will have the highest clock rate, with Greymon55 forecasting a single-core boost of 5.4 GHz for this Zen 4 powerhouse.
Ryzen 9 7950X will be duking it out with Intel’s mega performer
The top-end Alder Lake SKU, the Intel Core i9-12900KS, had a 3.4 GHz base speed, 5.2 GHz Turbo Boost 2.0, and 5.3 GHz Turbo Max 3.0. (all based on Performance cores). The CPU from Team Blue can also attain 5.5 GHz using Thermal Velocity Boost, but only for limited periods.
Of course, AMD’s Zen 4 Raphael components will be competing against Raptor Lake rather than Alder Lake, and there are already murmurs that the prospective Intel Core i9-13900K might clock in at 5.8 GHz.
While many expect Intel to win the single-core speed race, the multi-core performance race will be an entirely different story, with power needs and the overall efficiency of the Zen 4 and Raptor Lake CPUs to be taken into account. It will be an exciting battle that might leave either business playing catch-up with future chip generations at a high cost.