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AMD's Zen powered Summit Ridge CPUs are rumoured to have dedicated overclocking variants

AMD's Zen powered Summit Ridge CPUs are rumoured to have dedicated overclocking variants

AMD's Zen powered Summit Ridge CPUs are rumoured to have dedicated overclocking variants

AMD's Zen-powered Summit Ridge CPUs are rumoured to have overclocking variants

 
AMD's upcoming Zen-powered Summit Ridge CPUs are rumoured to have dedicated overclocking variants, which will be similar to Intel's K-series CPUs.  
 
At this time these reports remain unconfirmed, though it makes sense given the fact that AMD has created overclocking ready K-series APUs in the past. These rumours from Bitsandchips suggest that these overclocking variants will have the same TDP as non-overclocking models and have higher stock frequencies, similar to Intel's K-series CPUs and will not come with a stock CPU coolers, again similar to Intel's overclocking ready CPUs.  

AMD plans on competing with Intel on the high end with Zen, so it makes sense that AMD will adopt a similar marketing strategy, though at this time all of this information is unconfirmed by AMD themselves. 

  

AMD's Zen powered Summit Ridge CPUs are rumoured to have dedicated overclocking variants

 

Right now most aspects of AMD's Zen CPUs are unknown, especially when it comes to aspects like overclocking and the clock speeds of each SKU. It is likely that AMD will lock Multiplier based overclocking behind certain overclocking ready SKUs, though at this time it is unknown if AMD's Summit Ridge CPUs will support base clock overclocking like AMD's last generation CPUs. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Zen based Summit Ridge CPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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07-11-2016, 08:10:18

Kleptobot
haven't AMD been using the 'black edition' monicker for overclocking or enthusiast targeted chips for a while now? I kinda just assumed that they would be launching with some BE zen chipsQuote

07-11-2016, 11:19:43

Kourgath223
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Originally Posted by Kleptobot View Post
haven't AMD been using the 'black edition' monicker for overclocking or enthusiast targeted chips for a while now? I kinda just assumed that they would be launching with some BE zen chips
I could be wrong but I think in the case of AMD all of their CPUs are able to be overclocked but the ones labeled Black Edition are better at it. Unlike Intel were some CPUs can overclock (ix xxxxk) while others just can't (ix xxxx).Quote

07-11-2016, 11:38:50

AlienALX
Looking at that diagram it looks like the chipsets are what allow the overclock. X370 has overclocking enabled and dual X16 lanes. This will be your X99 board. Then there's the B350 that has overclocking (though with less lanes it seems, maybe the lanes are on the chipset not the CPUs?) And then your boggy standard A320 which is probably those turds we saw last week (the Gigabyte ones with no VRM cooling and crap VRMs etc).

AMD stopped rationing overclocks (though this did cause problems with boards that really weren't compatible) but only because they had to. With weaker CPUs you absolutely must enable overclocking or people would go elsewhere.

That will probably change if Zen is any good though. Intel have been charging for air for years.Quote

07-11-2016, 12:37:29

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Looking at that diagram it looks like the chipsets are what allow the overclock. X370 has overclocking enabled and dual X16 lanes. This will be your X99 board. Then there's the B350 that has overclocking (though with less lanes it seems, maybe the lanes are on the chipset not the CPUs?) And then your boggy standard A320 which is probably those turds we saw last week (the Gigabyte ones with no VRM cooling and crap VRMs etc).

AMD stopped rationing overclocks (though this did cause problems with boards that really weren't compatible) but only because they had to. With weaker CPUs you absolutely must enable overclocking or people would go elsewhere.

That will probably change if Zen is any good though. Intel have been charging for air for years.
Those "turds" don't need vrm cooling. Like we said in that other thread. It's a budget oriented board meant for very simple uses.

These OC chips are binned btw WYP. They will come with higher clocks out of the box which is why they need to be binned to maintain the same TDP. All there chips can overclock, the dedicated ones will just be guaranteed to be better at itQuote

07-11-2016, 19:21:36

Kushiro
Thats good news then, if they can all OC then at least people have a choice whether or not to pay for a guarruntee. Makes one wonder what the pricing difference would be then.Quote
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