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AMD's 64-Core Zen 3 Threadripper CPU Sets Cinebench R23 World Record at 5.2 GHz

Ryzen Threadripper
Ryzen Threadripper (Image credit: AMD)

As Tweeted by HXL, (opens in new tab) overclocker TSAIK has set the Cinebench R23 world record with a Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX overclocked to 5.15 GHz on liquid nitrogen. The Threadripper system scored a whopping 11,6142 points (opens in new tab), 10% higher than the previous world record holder Splave with his 5.23 GHz on the 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

Without a doubt, the new world record score is a testament to AMD's IPC improvements found in its Zen 3 architecture, including a unified L3 cache across each CCD, and enhancements to the cores themselves, netting a 19% IPC improvement over the previous gen Zen 2 architecture, one the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X uses from Splave's last world record result.

The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX-series is AMD's new generation of workstation processors. These chips have the same core configurations as their predecessors, but they feature AMD's newer Zen 3 architecture, which features slightly higher clock speeds, as previously mentioned. According to previous tests done by Puget Systems, these chips can be up to 20% faster than Threadripper 3000 chips depending on the application.

But best of all, AMD has left its Ryzen Threadripper workstation processors completely unlocked for overclocking. It is a very unorthodox move in the industry, considering the platform caters to professionals first and foremost. So thanks to AMD's decision, TSAIK was able to break the Cinebench R23 record holder.

To accomplish his world record score, TSAIK used an MSI WS WRX80 motherboard with all eight DIMM slots populated with 128GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 RAM. This memory kit ran at very tight timings configured to CL14-14-14-32 operating at 3200 MT/s. Despite the tight timings, we are surprised TSAIK decided to go with such a low DDR4 frequency for a world record overclock.

It will be exciting to see what the future has in store for the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX. According to HWBot, TSAIK's result is the only official Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX overclock listed on the site. So there's plenty of room for other overclockers to try and beat his score.

Aaron Klotz
Aaron Klotz

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    And my 5950X can't even go past 4650mhz...
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  • -Fran-
    Just the mere thought of the power consumption of those 64 Zen3 cores at 5.1Ghz scares me to no end XD

    Regards.
    Reply
  • Sleepy_Hollowed
    Wow, this is pretty wild.

    If AMD ever decided to just go brute force instead of efficiency, they'd be at least winning the benchmark numbers game.
    Reply
  • SkyBill40
    -Fran- said:
    Just the mere thought of the power consumption of those 64 Zen3 cores at 5.1Ghz scares me to no end XD

    Regards.

    Just another day for Intel. :P
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  • spongiemaster
    Sleepy_Hollowed said:
    Wow, this is pretty wild.

    If AMD ever decided to just go brute force instead of efficiency, they'd be at least winning the benchmark numbers game.
    Intel sells 8 way servers. Even with their vastly inferior enterprise CPU's compared to AMD's, Intel is going to win out when it comes to absolute top of the line single server benchmarks through sheer brute force.
    Reply
  • Makaveli
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    And my 5950X can't even go past 4650mhz...

    It will on LN2 ;)
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  • escksu
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    And my 5950X can't even go past 4650mhz...

    The CPU is running on LN2. So, its not something pple using do for daily use.
    Reply
  • escksu
    Sleepy_Hollowed said:
    Wow, this is pretty wild.

    If AMD ever decided to just go brute force instead of efficiency, they'd be at least winning the benchmark numbers game.

    ITs on LN2 so thats not something for daily use.
    Reply
  • escksu
    Btw, they are using TR Pro, so its something out of reach for most hobbyist overclockers.
    Reply