AMD Ryzen ES Clock Speeds Confirmed, F3 Stepping Clocked at 3.6GHz Base and 3.9GHz Boost

By   /   Jan 6, 2017
AMD Ryzen

During AMD’s Ryzen demonstration booth at CES 2017, it was confirmed that AMD Ryzen 8core/16thread CPU runs at a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 3.9GHz.

The confirmation comes from folks over at HardwareLuxx who managed to bring up Device Manager and Windows’s System Page that confirmed AMD Ryzen at use albeit an engineering sample.

AMD Ryzen Runs at 3.6GHz Base Clock and 3.9GHz Boost Clock

As you can clearly see in the image – attached below – the ES was running at 3.6GHz base clock with the potential to boost up to 3.9GHz. TechPowerUp reports that this is 200MHz up from the base clock speed of the sample used at AMD’s New Horizon Event. And even at that speed, the chip was beating an 8 core, 16 thread i7 6900K.

AMD Ryzen

In the image attached above, ‘1D3601A2M88F3_39/36_N’ appearing in Device Manager is the code for Ryzen’s engineering sample chip with 39/36 indicating boost/base clocks and F3 stepping. This basically means that we can expect a slight boost in performance once the finalised product launches.

For those of you who do not know, Ryzen F4 stepping has – according to a rumour – already been finalised and offers a turbo clock of up to 4.0GHz. For the sake of comparison, Intel’s 8 core, 16 thread i7 6900K boosts up to 3.7GHz.

All these recent confirmations go in line with AMD’s earlier claims stating that 3.4GHz is the lowest frequency a Ryzen consumer processor would boast. As mentioned earlier, there is still some room for minor improvements and it will be interesting to see where the final product will lie.

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