- Jan 24, 2014
The same thing that happens when Alder Lake or Raptor Lake can't run high frequencies that media showcases in reviews. Even you asked for Alder Lake to be tested with DDR5 6400 CL32 though you had no idea on the reliability of such settings on a wide range of ADL silicon.What happens if some Zen 4 CPUs can't run their IF at 2ghz due to instability?
FYI Alder Lake DDR4 IMC was a hit or miss when attempting to run DDR4 3600+ DR even in 2 DIMM configs. The funniest example I can think of was Buildzoid realizing his 12600K had a much better IMC than his 12900K sample. He could run 4000+ on the first, but was stuck bellow 4000 on the flagship silicon while using the same motherboard and same memory sticks.
Relax a bit, and please stop with the FUD. We have 2 nice CPU launches and we'll have ample time to compare both products inside and out, including overclocking reliability.