The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D will have its benefits, thanks to performance gains delivered by the new 3D V-Cache. However, it seems it will also have one drawback. According to motherboard vendors, the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D won't support overclocking.
A Twitter user @ShiinaChaos spotted a post in Bilibili from a source claiming the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D won't support overclocking. The source provided some proof of their ties to the situation by posting the first picture of an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor, but they did not share any further details.
— C🍋Photon0 (@ShiinaChaos) March 9, 2022
Soon after, TechPowerUp got in touch with sources, finding that AMD asked motherboard vendors to remove support for overclocking in the UEFI/BIOS for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in late January. The message sent by AMD was simple: “5800X3D 8C16T 100-xxxxxxxxx 105 W AGESA: PI 1206b 1/28 Please hide Vermeer-X CPU OC BIOS SETUP options”.
The reason behind removing OC options could be linked to a limitation in the current AGESA version. However, it could also be down to 3D V-Cache, perhaps overclocking created instability within the processor when operating above a certain clock speed, which could also explain the lower base/boost clock speeds of this processor.
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KitGuru says: Were you considering getting the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D? Would a lack of overclocking support put you off?