The first results for AMD’s upcoming upper class processors Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X can be found in Geekbench’s benchmark database. Especially interesting are the details about the clock frequency, because: The 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X reaches a peak of 5.01 GHz and the 12-core Ryzen 9 5950X 4.95 GHz.
The values are 100 to 150 MHz above the maximum boost clock frequencies stated by AMD. Both test results were uploaded from different PCs with different motherboards (Ryzen 9 5950X with Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming; Ryzen 9 5900X with MSI MEG X570 Goodlike).
The JSON values from Geekbench show that the processors were able to maintain their clock rates for a good two minutes on individual CPU cores. Only occasionally did they drop back to around 4.8 GHz.
At the introduction of the Ryzen 3000 processors, AMD had to put up with accusations that the CPUs often didn’t reach their advertised boost clock rates. The Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) advertised for a clock increase of up to 200 MHz didn’t bring any advantages in many cases. The Extended Frequency Range (XFR), known from the 1000 and 2000 series, which increased the clock rate beyond the nominal boost with good cooling, was deleted by AMD for the Ryzen 3000. Only months after the presentation, the clock performance improved – presumably due to TSMC’s matured 7-nanometer process.
Even when some form of Precision Boost Overdrive was turned on during the Geekbench runs, the scores indicate that Ryzen 5000 processors can reach their advertised clock speeds from the get-go.