Decade-old RTC error shows AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU running at 6.3 GHz
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor has a boost frequency of 5.7 GHz, so when a Russian gamer discovered that his processor had been boosted to 6.3 GHz, it was discovered. discovered that a real-time clock, or RTC, error dating back to 2013 was causing the Chip to fail. The problem occurs because the HWBot overclocking platform rejects any benchmark test results performed in Microsoft Windows 8.3 GHz
Not only did Windows 8 appear in 2013, but the same bug also affects Intel's 4th generation Haswell processors. Initially, this bug was supposed to be resolved by Microsoft, but ten years later, the same error reappeared. This raises the question of whether Microsoft has fixed the problem or just found an alternative to "reduce" the slightly increased CPU count.
The reason why HWBot's platform rejects any Windows 8 results is because the CPU frequency is not trusted and the benchmark does not change because the user can make 15 adjustments during the test, in which Intel processors are most affected by the glitch. The images below show the spike in Windows Task Manager and CPU-Z software.
Kuai Technology explains how to reproduce the same results with AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X processor in the simplest way. The tech site instructs users to increase the peak CPU frequency and then put the system to sleep. As soon as the system goes to sleep, wake the system and the boost frequency will increase as demonstrated by the Windows Task Manager.
This finding can fool software like Cinebench and Corona, which raises another question as to whether recent results from these and other platforms are affected by this issue. no, gives incorrect scores on all comparative analysis tests.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor retains the same healthy 16 cores and 32 threads from the previous two generations. The processor will have an impressive 4.5GHz base frequency and a boost clock of up to 5.7GHz (5.85GHz F-Max), making it 200MHz faster than the Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS's. Intel has a boost frequency of 5.5 GHz on a single core. As for cache, the processor comes with 80MB, including 64MB L3 (32MB per CCD) and 16MB L2 (1MB per core). The processor has an official MSRP of of US$699.99 and you can read our review here.