Report: AMD Ryzen 9 4950X/5950X engineering sample boosts up to 4.8 GHz

Published: 6th Aug 2020, 06:59 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

New information on the Vermeer engineering sample has been published by Igor’sLAB.

AMD Ryzen 9 4950X/5950X?

Igor Wallossek has new information AMD’s upcoming Vermeer processor series based on Zen3 architecture. AMD has repeatedly confirmed that the series will indeed launch this year, including the processors for consumers.

So what’s next for AMD in the PC space? Well, I can’t give too much away, but I can say our high-performance journey continues with our first “Zen 3” client processor due later this year. Finally, I want to say that you haven’t seen the best of us yet …
– Rick Bergman, AMD VP, Computing & Graphics at AMD

The new information is for the clock speeds, which were decoded from an OPN code Igor was given by the source:

100-000000059-52_ 48/35 _ Y

New AMD 16c/32t Vermeer engineering sample

The 48 stands for 4.8 GHz boost clock, while 35 means 3.5 GHz base clock. It is worth noting that this is still not the final sample, but definitely a faster stepping from the previous report. In June Igor covered first data on the B0 samples which were featuring a boost clock of 4.6 GHz and a base clock of 3.7 GHz.


Old AMD 16c/32t Vermeer engineering samples

All engineering samples mentioned are of course 16 cores and 32 thread CPUs, meaning we are expecting a successor to Ryzen 9 3950X. The new OPN code means that the Vermeer sample is running 100 MHz higher on boost clock compared to 3950X, while the base clock has the same frequency. Although earlier samples had a 200 MHz higher base frequency.

AMD Vermeer to feature Per core voltage adjustment

Intel recently introduced a new feature with the 10th Gen Core series. This feature allowed per-core voltage adjustment for increased optimization and overclocking. This feature is also coming to AMD platform, as the changelog for the ComboAM4v2PI (or 1006) reveals:


AGESA ComboAM4v2PI ChangelogIgor’sLABtext

Rumor: AMD skipping desktop 4000 series naming, Ryzen 5000 incoming?

There is also a rumor from wjm47196 (Chiphell) that AMD might in fact skip desktop 4000 series in favor of 5000. This would actually make a lot of sense, as the current 4000 series lineup is extremely misleading.

AMD has introduced the series with Renoir-based Ryzen 4000U and Ryzen 4000H models. The company recently added Ryzen 4000G series to the stack. None of these are based on Zen3 architecture. It would be logical to differentiate the Zen3 Vermeer series by introducing 5000 naming instead of 4000.

Source: Igor’sLAB

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