AMD's new Ryzen CPU could hit 5GHz, even when air-cooled

Ryzen at 5GHz might not be that hard, according to a cryptic online rumor.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Dec 30 2016 5:26 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU could be a great overclocker, something we were teased at during AMD's recent Tech Summit event in Sonoma, California - but now we're hearing that Ryzen might easily hit 5GHz... on air cooling.

AMD's new Ryzen CPU could hit 5GHz, even when air-cooled | TweakTown.com

The news is coming in a very cryptic way, with Hexus reporting that "the most stirring extra piece of information is mysteriously hidden inside a binary string printed nonchalantly above a feature image on page 10 of the magazine's printed article"... something you can see above.

Reddit user lolwut996633 noticed it, and when put into a binary to plain text converter, it reads:

ZenOC@Air=5G

This would lead us to believe that the Canard PC article was teasing Ryzen is capable of 5GHz on air, which is damn impressive - because what will we expect for water cooling, and gasp - LN2?!

NEWS SOURCE:hexus.net

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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