Zen 5 Overclocking Performance Showcased – 5.7 GHz on all cores

6-Core Zen 5 Engineering Sample clocks to 5.7 GHz on all cores in leaked test

A leaked set of screenshots from an alleged Zen 5 “Granite Ridge” engineering sample may have showcased the overclocking potential of AMD’s Ryzen 9000 series CPUs.

Below, we can see a screenshot for a 6-core Zen 5 processor that is running at around 5.7 GHz on all cores. In theory, this image gives us a glimpse of the overclocking potential of AMD’s Ryzen 5 9600X. Like this engineering sample, it is a 6-core Granite Ridge CPU, but its boost clock maxes out at 5.4 GHz.

If this screenshot is legitimate, Ryzen 5 9600X users may be able to exceed their processor’s boost clock speed on all cores through overclocking. Not bad for the lowest-end CPU on AMD’s Ryzen 9000 launch day lineup.

(Image from @9550pro)

The above CPU-Z benchmark gives AMD’s 5.7 GHz Ryzen 9000 series engineering sample a score of 871.4. This score is almost enough to place this processor at the top of the CPU-Z Benchmark’s performance charts. There, Intel’s i9-13900K has a score of 902, and AMD’s Ryzen 5 7600X has a score of 767 at stock.

If this leak is legitimate, AMD’s lower-end Zen 5 CPUs may have a lot of overclocking potential. The potential to achieve higher single-threaded and multi-threaded performance is appealing. That said, it remains to be seen how well real-world Zen 5 CPUs overclock.

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