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AMD's Ryzen 9000X3D-series chips reportedly gain full overclocking support, meaning simple tweaks would make them the all-round chips we always wished for

We at PC Gamer are fans of Ryzen X3D CPUs. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is our number one pick for best gaming CPU. However, it's not the best all-round CPU because of AMD's conservative approach to its specifications. Its lower base and boost clock speeds cost it a fair chunk of performance compared to the Ryzen 7 7700X in apps that don't benefit from a huge amount of cache, while the Intel Core i5 13600K and Core i5 14600K remain formidable all-round competitors.

A new rumor suggests that enthusiasts will be able to claw back some, or all of that clock speed gap on next-gen X3D chips if information given Wccftech turns out to be accurate. That's because AMD is reportedly set to allow unrestricted overclocking on its upcoming 9000X3D-series of chips. 

Though OC options were allowed for the Ryzen 7000X3D chips, it's limited to enabling Precision Boost Overdrive and Curve Optimizer, or the use of an expensive motherboard with an external clock generator. Tweaking via the latter method is somewhat complicated, but if AMD allows users to easily adjust the core multiplier, you could easily get all of the clock speed of a non-X3D CPU, combined with the gaming performance on offer thanks to an X3D CPU's huge cache. 

AMD took an understandably risk averse approach to overclocking with Ryzen 5000 and to a lesser extent, 7000-series X3D chips. Non-X3D 7000-series chips in particular get pretty toasty anyway, and the addition of stacked V-cache only adds to that. But the bigger concern are the Through Silicon Vias, or TSVs, which are essentially tiny wires that link the cache to the underlying die. AMD didn't want to risk users burning out their chips by increasing voltages to levels outside of their tolerances, though some chips burned out anyway.

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