More exciting details about AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs; this time round, the folks at Hardwareluxx have apparently managed to obtain the clock speeds of an unnamed Ryzen CPU that was used in AMD’s demo PC at CES 2017. Based on their findings, it’s safe to say that at least one Ryzen CPU is undoubtedly fast.
According to images posted by the aforementioned tech site, AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU that was used in the demo system had an interesting base clock speed of 3.6GHz. Best of all, the reported turbo clock speed of the same CPU was 3.9GHz. That said, one has to bear in mind that this Ryzen CPU is merely an engineering sample.
The Ryzen CPU clock speed was found by Hardwareluxx via the demo system’s device manager. The engineering sample CPU had a device ID of “1D3601A2M88F3_39/36_N”. 39 on the device ID refers to the boost clock speed (3.9Ghz), whilst 36 is the base clock speed (3.6GHz). That aside, the device code also mentions ‘F3’ which indicates that this, again, isn’t a consumer-ready Ryzen CPU, yet.
However, folks at Canard PC has revealed that the F4 version (finalised chip) of the Ryzen CPU has been made and is said to boast a turbo clock speed of 4.0GHz. If these CPU clock speeds were to be true, then the unreleased Ryzen CPU may have already bested Intel’s Core i7-6900K CPU – at least in terms of clock speeds. Of course, we can only be sure of this once both of them are pitted against each other.
“Ryzen CPUs will come with base clock speeds of 3.4GHz and higher”
Nonetheless, this finding still serves as something for AMD fans and hardware enthusiasts to ponder upon before AMD releases Ryzen sometime this year.