AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12C/24T ZEN 3 “Vermeer” CPU To Reach Almost 5GHz In Boost Clock At 150W TDP Suggest Leak

AMD’s upcoming ZEN 3-based CPUs could challenge Intel’s latest processors in all aspects like processing power, efficiency, and even Boost Clock Speeds, suggests a new report. According to the latest rumors, AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X Desktop CPU, which belongs to the “Vermeer” family, could be able to reach almost 5GHz in Boost Clock Speeds.

AMD is clearly trying hard to beat Intel at the very aspects which have made the latter a market leader. AMD’s upcoming CPU family, which is based on the ZEN 3 Architecture, could take on Intel’s latest as well as upcoming CPUs in all the critical parameters, including core count, per-core frequency, Base Clock as well as Boost Clock Speeds.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Zen 3 “Vermeer” CPU Rumored Specifications, Features:

AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X could be the fastest chip offering for some time. According to the latest report, it will feature a maximum of 12 cores and 24 threads. Previous rumors have claimed that AMD is preparing at least two Zen 3 “Vermeer” SKUs for the AM4 platform. If the reports are accurate, buyers can expect a 12C/24T Ryzen 9 5900X and 8C/16T Ryzen 7 5800X. AMD is believed to be calling these as “Family 19h, Models 20h-2Fh Vermeer”.

The ZEN3 Architecture has been reportedly designed with the primary intention of beating Intel at the core aspects such as Base Clock and Boost Clock Speeds. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X can reportedly reach Boost Clocks of up to 5 GHz. That’s a 300 MHz improvement over the Ryzen 9 3900XT and a 400 MHz improvement over the Ryzen 9 3900X. it is important to note that the Boost Clock mentioned appears to be valid only for a single core. The all-core Boost Clock Speeds could be well under the 5 GHz barrier.

The latest rumors also claim the new AMD Ryzen 9 5900X could have 150W TDP Profile. This a good 45W higher than the currently available Ryzen 9 3900X which has a 105W TDP. AMD’s CPUs have traditionally stayed close to the declared TDP profile, unlike Intel’s processors. When Intel’s mentions a TDP Profile, it is usually valid only at the Base Frequency, defined as PL1. In that sense, AMD’s upcoming CPUs appear to be benefitting from the ZEN 3 Architecture, which is manufactured on the advanced 7nm Fabrication Node.

Previous leaks about the upcoming AMD’s ZEN 3-based CPUs have indicated similar capabilities, particularly about the Boost Clock Speeds. Hence hitting or perhaps even breaking the 5 GHz Boost Clock Speed barrier does seem feasible.

AMD Promising A Lot With The Upcoming ZEN 3-Based Processors:

AMD has confirmed that ZEN 3 brings a brand-new CPU architecture. The company claims the new Architecture helps deliver significant IPC gains, faster clocks, and even higher core counts than before. Additionally, ZEN 3 appears to have a unified cache design. This design choice effectively doubles the cache that each ZEN 3 core has access to, compared to ZEN 2.

Apart from the efficiency and relatively lower TDP Profile, the new AMD CPUs can get up to 200-300 MHz clock boost. This aspect alone should bring ZEN 3 based Ryzen 5000 Series processors, be it, Vermeer or Cezanne, very close to the 10th Generation Intel Core CPUs. Some reports also indicate the new CPUs could be accommodated inside the new AM5 Socket. In other words, buyers could be able to benefit from future technologies such as DDR5 memory, USB 4.0, enhanced PCIe Gen 4.0 support, increased I/O, and much more.

Alap Naik Desai


A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.