AMD will release its Ryzen CPU in the first quarter of 2017 and according to reports, the red team demo-ed Ryzen with a base clockspeed of 3.6Ghz and a turbo frequency of 3.9Ghz at this year’s CES event.
In addition, French hardware magazine CanardPC claimed that a fourth revision of AMD’s high-end processor is already here. According to CanardPC, this fourth revision features a base clockspeed of 3.6Ghz and a turbo frequency of 4.0Ghz.
F4 is already here @ 3.6/4.0 ?
— Canard PC Hardware (@CPCHardware) January 5, 2017
Les Ryzen 8C/16T actuels (3.6/4.0 GHz) dépassent bien les 95W de TDP. Logique vu les résultats obtenus dans nos tests.
— Canard PC Hardware (@CPCHardware) January 9, 2017
It’s worth noting that AMD’s Ryzen will be feature an unlocked multiplier. As such, users will be able to overclock their CPUs without any major issues.
What’s also interesting is that AMD’s Ryzen was able to compete with Intel’s Core i7-6900K. During AMD’s New Horizon event, the red team showcased Ryzen (clocked at 3.4Ghz but with an unspecified turbo frequency) matching – and in some cases surpassing – Intel’s Core i7-6900K.
AMD has not revealed how much Ryzen will cost and its exact release date, so stay tuned for more!