Overclocker Sampson has managed to break Cinebench R23, R21, and R15 world records using an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7995WX processor. To make this even more impressive, they use a reasonable cooling solution that can operate 24/7.
Sampson pushed the 7995WX up to 4,797.92MHz on a system made up of 128GB of DDR5-6400 plus an Asus Pro WS TRX50-Sage WiFi. Most notably, they didn’t cool the CPU with some fancy chiller or liquid nitrogen, but rather using air cooling. An expensive IceGiant ProSiphon Elite cooler, but still, far from extreme cooling. This beast carries 12 CCDs containing eight Zen 4 cores each for a total of 96. Complete with a massive 384MB of cache, it’s in a league of its own.
This resulted in 161,259 Cinebench R23 points at an impressive 980W power consumption. For context, we expect a bog-standard 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 7980X to score around 100,000 marks in the same test. The fact that such a power draw is handled by something other than a chiller/LN2 is an impressive feat alone.
The best part is that there seems to be some room to improve these scores, as the shared screenshots indicate an average CPU load of only 73.5%. This either means the CPU limited its performance due to the 102°C temperature or that Cinebench couldn’t leverage all 192 threads. It could also be a simple miss-report by the statistic app. Maybe the CPU goes through the test so fast, the averages don’t have time to normalise.
Sampson also took this occasion to smash through Cinebench R20 and R15 scores too, with 61,538 and 23,697 points respectively, netting him first place in both. Three world records in one go, AMD’s newest chip is kicking butts. Note that scores are not comparable between different software versions.
Lastly, Sampson commented under his HWBot submission “I wonder what LN2 will do?” teasing a potential extreme overclocking run. We can’t wait to see what the Threadripper 7995WX is capable of when freed from thermal throttling handcuffs.