News broke recently that an unreleased CPU from AMD, the EPYC 9684X Genoa-X, was spotted on the Goofish platform, a Chinese marketplace for second-hand hardware. Although these are engineering samples and not the final product, the reported specifications are impressive. The listing on Goofish refers to the processor as the EPYC 9V84, boasting 96 cores and 192 threads, with clock speeds ranging from 2.0 to 2.4 GHz. While the seller did not provide a photo of the CPU, they did share a screenshot of the Cinebench R23 multi-core test.
Based on the reported information, it seems that the EPYC 9V84 achieved an impressive score of 111383 points in the Cinebench R23 multi-core test. While this may not be a world record, it would still place the processor among the top 10 scores of all time according to the HWBOT overclocking ranking. Notably, this achievement is significant because the EPYC 9V84 achieved this score without any overclocking applied.
The product listing indicates that the EPYC 9V84 is priced at 21,000 RMB, which is approximately $3,000. While this may seem like a significant amount for a processor, it could be considered a good deal when compared to the retail price of the EPYC 9654 (96-cores) at $12,000. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the EPYC 9V84 is pre-release hardware, and may not be compatible with all SP5 motherboards, despite the seller’s claims.
Recently, there was a leak of a dual Zen5 EPYC configuration with the same benchmark, achieving an even higher score of 123,000 points. It’s worth noting that this configuration utilized two sockets, whereas the EPYC 9V84 is a single-socket CPU running at stock settings on pre-release hardware.
Image Credits: Goofish
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