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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

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 30, 2016 at 05:26 pm CST - 0 mins, 44 secs reading time

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?!

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 05:19 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:hexus.net

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