Last week we reported on the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the company’s latest flagship gaming CPU. While the chipset is already besting Intel’s rival Core i9-12900KS chip, it had one obvious flaw. Specifically, the lack of overclocking. AMD was saying the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was a locked chip but seems to be backtracking and will allow overclocking.

It is worth noting it was never going to be impossible to overclock the CPU. However, overclocking a locked chipset is complex, which meant the new Ryzen 7 is arguably unappealing to enthusiasts. Currently, early users/reviewers are overclocking the chip via BCLK (base clock).

According to OC3D on Twitter, AMD is now making last-minute changes to the 5800X3D to add overclocking support. This will be provided by the AMD Curve Optimizer, a handy feature that was launched in 2020 and gives the ability to have per core voltage-frequency changes on the company’s chips.

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Benchmark Success

This new chipset has 3D V-cache tech and benchmarks show the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D bests Intel’s leading Core i9. In a recent Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark, AMD already showed its pre-launch boasts are accurate.

Further benchmarks show that was no fluke and the Ryzen 7 is outperforming the i9-12900KS across the board. According to a review from XanxoGaming, the 3D V-cache helps AMD push beyond its rival and completely beats out the Core i9.

Tip of the day: The Windows Clipboard history feature provides the functionality across device, space, and time, letting you copy on one computer and paste the text days later on a different PC. All of it is possible via the Windows 10 clipboard manager, which lets you view, delete, pin, and clear clipboard history at will.

In our tutorial we show you how to enable the feature, clear clipboard history, and enable/disable clipboard sync to meet your preferences. You can also create a clear clipboard shortcut for quick removal of stored content.

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