We’ve already seen Cinebench records tumble thanks to the new AMD Threadripper 7000 CPUs, but now the mega-cored flagship of the range has broken new ground, hitting even higher highs than any desktop CPU we’ve seen before. Thanks to the team at ElmorLabs, an AMD Threadripper Pro 7995WX has been overclocked to 6GHz and in the process surpassed 200k point mark in Cinebench for the first time.
When it comes to gaming and general desktop work, the AMD Ryzen 7000 series remains our recommendation for the best CPU. However, if you’re after rather a lot more power, the new Threadripper 7000 range is where it’s at. The Threadripper Pro 7995WX packs in 96 cores, giving it the ability to process 192 threads at once, and these cores are accompanied by 384MB of L3 cache. Suffice it to say, it’s overkill for any sort of gaming rig or indeed for most workstations, but for pure processing power of the Threadripper Pro 7995WX is nevertheless impressive.
ElmorLabs, a Taiwan-based tech company with a focus on designing PC hardware, firmware, and software was able to show just how high-powered the Threadripper Pro 7000 series really is. By gathering together an Asus WS TRX50-SAGE Wifi motherboard, and some LN2 cooling, ElmorLabs took the AMD Threadripper Pro 7995WX to its limits.
The chip’s default maximum boost clock speed is 5.15GHz but the ElmorLabs team were able to push this to 6GHz across all cores. In turn this allowed the chip to rack up a Cinebench R23 multi-threaded score of 201,501 points, a mark that has previously been unsurpassed.
Ahead of this record-breaking moment, the Threadripper Pro 7995WX CPU was already making waves, breaking the same Cinebench record thanks to a much more modest all-core overclock to 4.8GHz – that’s just the power of having 96 cores at your disposal. This previous Threadripper Pro 7995WX record saw the chip hit 161,259 Cinebench points but notably this overclock was achieved with just an air cooler, not the liquid nitrogen used here.
AMD’s new Threadripper 7000 CPUs aren’t readily available on the likes of Amazon yet – and they cost $10k anyway! – but you can pick up the previous Threadripper 5000 range, topped by the 5995WX that houses 64 cores, for 128 thread processing power for a mere $5k. Alternatively, you can grab the much more sensible AMD Ryzen 7950X, which still gets you 16 cores for just $550.
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