AMD says there will be surprises in overclocking the Zen 4 CPUs
With the introduction of Alder Lake, Intel is the first to have a desktop platform that supports DDR5 memory, and memory manufacturers have adopted Intel’s latest XMP 3.0 profile. Although the 12th-generation Core series processors have gradually moved toward ordinary consumers, DDR5 memory is still a long way from ordinary consumers at this stage.
This year, we will welcome Intel’s Raptor Lake and AMD’s Raphael based on Zen 4 architecture, which will further promote the popularity of DDR5 memory. In the Meet The Experts webinar, there are experts from AMD and Samsung, starting with DDR5 memory, reviewing mutual cooperation, and looking to the future. Joseph Tao, AMD Memory Enabling Manager, said that AMD’s first-generation DDR5 gaming platform is the Raphael (Ryzen 7000 series), which will “make a big splash with overclocking” and achieve speeds that may be considered unattainable.
According to information circulating in the past few months, Joseph Tao’s “overclocking” here may refer to both the CPU core frequency and the DDR5 memory frequency.
At the CES 2022 event at the beginning of the year, AMD played a game video of Halo: Infinite and the full-core clock of the Zen 4 architecture processor used in the demonstration reached 5.0 GHz, which means that the boost clock of a single core may be high.
It was subsequently reported that AMD would release a new technology called RAMP on the desktop platform. Its full name is Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile, which will replace A-XMP in the DDR4 memory era. As a response to Intel XMP 3.0, it will be added to the preset overclocking profile of high-end memory modules in the future.