AMD’s 64-Core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Hits 5.5 GHz in Multiple New Overclocking Records

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AMD unleashed its 64-core monster CPU this week, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. Now in its third generation, the lineup has proven that it’s no slouch and can power through demanding tasks with relative ease, but how far can AMD’s latest halo product be pushed? Quite a lot, it seems.

Yesterday, professional overclocker TSAIK managed to hit an impressive 5.55 GHz with the 3990X, which offers a base clock of 2.9 GHz and boost block of up to 4.3 GHz. His weapons of choice were an MSI Creator TRX40 motherboard that sported 8 GB of DDR4-1866 RAM with 13-13-13-31 timings. Liquid nitrogen was – of course – the cooling agent. This appears to be a single-core overclock, however.

That record was beaten today by safedisk, who pushed his 3990X to 5.57 GHz. An ASUS ROG ZENITH II EXTREME ALPHA with 32 GB of DDR-3200 RAM (12-11-11-22) was used here. Similar to TSAIK’s result, this was a single-core overclock that relied on LN2.

Even more impressive, perhaps, is SPLAVE’s new Cinebench R20 record. The 39,518 score was achieved with a 3990X chip overclocked to 5.3 GHz on all cores. SPLAVE also netted top rankings with GPUPI for CPU (21.622 s) and Geekbench 3 (single-core score of 6749, multi-core score of 293,771).

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is now available for an MSRP of $3,900. There have been rumors of a 48-core 3980X, for those who think 64 cores is overkill.

Tsing Mui
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