AMD Ryzen 7 5800 Can Be Unlocked & Turned into a Ryzen 7 5800X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800

Yesterday AMD quietly announced, not at the official event, but in the press release, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processors for the AM4 desktop platform, which are nothing more than the “relaxed” variants of the “X” models.

The Ryzen 7 5800 and Ryzen 9 5900 CPUs stand out with reduced operating frequencies and a 65-watt thermal package. According to AMD’s plans, the mentioned processors will be distributed exclusively through OEM channels.

According to WolStame, Director of Planning for Desktop Gaming Products at Lenovo China, the Ryzen 7 5800 is the most interesting processor of this year, and it is indicated that it is merely an energy-limited version of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800 can be unlocked using the PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) overclocking tool provided by AMD itself, thus increasing the processor frequencies to have exactly the same performance as the “X” variant (AMD Ryzen 7 5800X), saving the extra cost involved in acquiring this model.

In Lenovo’s own tests, both processors perform at similar operating frequencies and performance levels when automatically overclocked. From this, we can conclude that the 65W Ryzen 5000 uses Zen 3 chips of the same quality as the Ryzen 5000X.

The problem with this CPU is that it is limited to the OEM market, that is, to the market for equipment already pre-assembled by a manufacturer, but it will be normal to see it for sale in stores in China, hoping that in our lands someone can sell it together with a motherboard, although of course, this move is only profitable for that person who was going to perform a more complete update of the system.

As mentioned above, Ryzen 7 5800 and Ryzen 9 5900 are officially available only to manufacturers of ready-made computers, so their estimated prices are still unknown.

Model Cores / Threads Freq. Base Freq. Turbo TDP
Ryzen 9 5900X  12N / 24H  3.70 GHz  4.80 GHz  105W
Ryzen 9 5900  12N / 24H  3.00 GHz  4.70 GHz  65W
Ryzen 7 5800X  8N / 16H  3.80 GHz  4.70 GHz  105W
Ryzen 7 5800  8N / 16H  3.40 GHz  4.60 GHz  65W


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