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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X rumored to be up to 5GHz with 12 cores and 24 threads

Things are going to get interesting in the hardware arena in the next few weeks

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We are just over a week away from the launch of AMD’s Zen 3 5900X and specs have just leaked via Tech Tuber/PC Welt in Germany.

If this leak turns out to be accurate it looks as though AMD is setting themselves up to offer a higher core count chip alongside the fastest clock speeds.

The specs suggest we could be looking at 12 cores, 24 threads, and a 5GHZ boost clock on the Zen 3 5900X making it the fastest chip for a good while.

Clock frequency has been an area AMD has worked hard on and it has quite possibly paid off ith a potential boost of +400MHz on he boost clock over the Zen 2.

This should mean we are looking at some pretty impressive clocks when we get our hands on one to test outside of AMD’s lab conditions.

The new architecture already confirmed by AMD suggested that superior gains may well be on the cards but now, as we approach the time when more details are revealed, this latest leak is exciting stuff.

While Intel’s 10th Gen CPUs addressed the imbalance a little, they will be eagerly be awaiting the first benchmarks from the opposition to see just exactly where the battle is heading.

With AMD’s Navi GPUs launching later in October as well there is going to be a lot of attention focused on the ensuing hardware battles ahead.

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