AMD marketing director Robert Halloc confirmed the news in a livestream on the Hot Hardware website: The Ryzen 7 5800X3D will not allow manual adjustment of its maximum clock frequency or voltage.
As a result, AMD’s latest offerings don’t see overclocking, which can be explained by the new 3D stacking technology used in the processor cores. The technology takes advantage of the larger L3 cache by positioning it above the chiplet to form a “3D V-Cache.”
But the technology is still young and not yet optimized for overclocking, and AMD prefers locking features. Even so, this should allow the 5800X3D to deliver 15% more performance than the Ryzen 9 5900X in games.
The processor is expected to be available on April 20, priced at $449.