Intel and AMD Ryzen 9 7950x are going head-to-head in the processor market with their next-generation desktop processors.
Intel has been making a comeback, but they’ll have some tough competition from Ryzen700 series chips that will also be coming out soon!
Intel’s latest Core i9 processor is the fastest in their lineup. They are expecting speeds of up to 5 GHz with this model. The processor is said to be able to handle heavy workloads and gaming with ease.
CPUs are always up for good competition, but both the Intel Core i5 6600K and AMD Radeon RX 480 will be capable of handling nearly every task thrown their way.
The only question left to ask ourselves is which CPU has better numbers?
The answer may not matter in real-world use cases since they offer so much power regardless!
Intel Raptor Lake vs. AMD Zen4 clock speeds
A few days after AMD revealed their next-generation desktop processors at Financial Analyst Day, an insider has come forward with information on the high clock speeds of these upcoming models.
The leaks come just months after Intel announced its 10th-anniversary processor, which will ultimately replace current generation laptops and desktops!
First, let’s see what HXL has leaked:
HXL Leaked Content
According to HXL, the Ryzen 9 7950X has a maximum boost speed of 5.5GHz, 600MHz faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X.
As a bonus, users can overclock AMD and have also taken some major strides with Zen4, the same speed Intel boasted earlier this year for its Special Edition Core i9-12900KS processors.
The Core i9-13900K chip from Intel is said to boost up to 5.8GHz, a new record for mainstream desktop chips.
The new Raptor Lake chips have Golden Cove performance cores, so remember we’re talking about single-core frequencies. There will be a significant reduction in the clock speed of the Gracemont efficiency cores.
Within minutes of HXL’s tweet, the leaker posted what appears to be a cropped version of a Financial Analyst Day slide.
According to HXL‘s leak, AMD claims to have the fastest desktop processors worldwide, with clock speeds of 5.5GHz.
The screenshot is a never-before-seen one, which further validates the claim.
Is there a special edition 6GHz?
In addition, HXL promises that AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processor will support 3D V-Cache, as well as the successor to this year’s 12900KS, the Core i9-13900KS, which will clock at 6GHz.
Special Edition CPUs are lottery-bin CPUs that happened to get the best silicone possible.
So, if you are lucky with silicon, you can boost the 13900K up to 6GHz. It could also be Ryzen 9 with 3D V-Cache packaging that would boost gaming performance compared to Intel’s Special Edition i9-13900K, referred to as “7***X3D.”.
Therefore, don’t expect the Ryzen 7000 V-Cache to produce clock speeds comparable to the i9-13900KS.
That’s why HXL didn’t include a clock speed figure in their tweet, although we should receive more information soon.
You should take everything you just read with a grain of salt since these are still rumors and not updates from official channels.
If accurate, these details have raised AMD and Intel’s next-gen battle to a new level, and we are eager to find out who wins.