In the Geekbench 5 tests, both the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X’s clock speeds oscillated between 4.9 GHz and 5 GHz. The Ryzen 9 5950X peaked at 4.987 GHz, and the Ryzen 9 5900X got to 4.947 GHz. Both Zen 3 chips were just a few megahertz shy of 5 GHz. The conditions of either benchmark run are unknown. It’s plausible that the processors were leveraging AMD’s Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) technology, an automated overclocking feature that pushes the processor beyond its specifications to supply higher performance. In any event, it’s still impressive to see 16 cores almost operating at 5 GHz.
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