AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X's 64 Cores Overclocked to 5.5 GHz in World Record

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

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Today, we dropped our AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X review (opens in new tab) while overclockers dropped a number of world records around the chip. A professional overclocker (opens in new tab) known as TSAIK overclocked all 64 cores (opens in new tab) to a clock speed (opens in new tab) of 5,548.71 MHz (opens in new tab) using liquid nitrogen (LN2). 

Careful selection of the proper hardware is key to setting world records, of course. TSAIK paired his Threadripper 3990X with MSI's Creator TRX40 (opens in new tab) motherboard and a single stick of DDR4 RAM (opens in new tab) clocked at 1,866 MHz with 13-13-13-31 CL timings (opens in new tab).

In other news, pro overclockers Allen "Splave" Golibersuch and safedisk also managed to snatch a couple of world records of their own with the Threadripper 3990X. 

Splave currently holds the records for the GPUPI for CPU - 1B (opens in new tab), Geekbench 3 multi-core (opens in new tab) and Cinebench R20 (opens in new tab) benchmarks with his chip overclocked to 5,475.43 MHz, 5,375 MHz and 5,305.88 MHz, respectively. Unlike TSAIK, Splave went with the ASRock TRX40 Taichi (opens in new tab) motherboard.

Meanwhile, safedisk now has the highest scores for wPrime 1024m (opens in new tab) and Cinebench R15 (opens in new tab). His Threadripper 3990X was clocked at 5,125 MHz for the first benchmark and 5,225 MHz for the latter.

Given the processor's more than generous core and thread (opens in new tab)counts, the Threadripper 3990X will likely become a new favorite toy for extreme overclockers (opens in new tab).

Zhiye Liu
RAM Reviewer and News Editor

Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • norcalsc
    Never understood why this is news.....
    Reply
  • joeblowsmynose
    norcalsc said:
    Never understood why this is news.....
    Well it was just posted an hour ago so you should be saying "I haven't understood for an hour why this is news ...."
    Its ok, nothing to beat yourself up over, you might understand one day. :P :P :P
    Reply
  • svan71
    Its ok, nothing to beat yourself up over, you might understand one day. :p:p:p
    overclock records in general numbnuts
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  • joeblowsmynose
    svan71 said:
    ...
    overclock records in general numbnuts
    Really?
    Reply
  • spongiemaster
    svan71 said:
    Its ok, nothing to beat yourself up over, you might understand one day. :p:p:p

    overclock records in general numbnutsWell said. You're not alone norcalsc.
    Reply
  • Umar M
    Yeah but how fast can it go round the Ring?
    Reply