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AMD’s $10k CPU is ripping through world records

An overclocked AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX has broken the multithread CPU world record on Cinebench with just an air cooler.

The many-cored AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX processor has just broken the overclocked, multithread Cinbench world record, despite only being cooled by an air cooler. The record was registered while the mega-chip was being overclocked by US overclocker, Sampson.

AMD‘s upcoming processor is designed for workstations rather than gaming rigs, where its AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D reigns supreme. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX CPU boasts 96 Zen 4 cores – for 192 simultaneous thread-processing power – and boost clock speeds of up to 5.15GHz. It also features a workstation-friendly 128 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes.

However, before you get any ideas about using this beast in your next PC build, think again: this Threadripper CPU will set you back $9,999. That’s not to mention its enormous size and power draw.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX CPU Cinebench: a tweet from the official AMD account discussing its new CPU's performance while overclocked.

Sampson’s overclocking session, which saw the CPU hit 4.8GHz across all its 96 cores, pushed the 7995WX to its limits, with over 100 degrees Celsuis temperatures and nearly 1,000W power draw. But in the process, the CPU claimed several world records on Cinebench, including its R15, R20, and R23 benchmarks.

Of course, this level of performance is overkill for gaming rigs, so check out our list of the best gaming CPUs if you’re looking to improve your gaming performance with a sensible processor upgrade.

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