During the media launch event for Threadripper 7000, AMD showcased a brief overclocking session, setting numerous world records with their flagship CPU. This was just a sneak peek at the platform’s capabilities. Now, a month later, AMD reveals benchmark results from their in-house overclocker, SAMPSON, who managed to break three Cinebench world records.
In this scenario, the Threadripper PRO 7995WX CPU takes center stage, being the flagship 96-core Zen4 processor in the “Storm Peak” series. It necessitates a fresh socket and exclusive compatibility with the latest TRX50 and WRX90 motherboards. SAMPSON conducted the overclocking session using the ASUS WS TRX50 SAGE motherboard, complemented by four 64 GB DDR5-6400 memory modules from G.Skill.
Featuring a 2.5 GHz base clock and an impressive maximum boost clock of 5.15 GHz, this CPU comes with 384 MB of cache and accommodates up to 128 PCIe Gen5 lanes. Diverging from the typical consumer model, this chip aligns more closely with a potent EPYC-derived variant designed for workstations and, in this particular case, tailored for demanding overclocking pursuits.
The primary issue lies in its hefty price tag at $9999, placing it beyond the budget of many gamers and enthusiasts. However, for overclockers fortunate enough to receive complimentary units for record-breaking attempts, extraordinary feats become possible. Recent achievements in establishing new world records for Cinebench R15, R20, and R23 exemplify the immense potential unlocked through these overclocking endeavors.
Even more remarkable is the achievement made using an air cooler, facing temperatures soaring as high as 102°C. The credit goes to the ICEGIANT ProSiphon Elite CPU cooler, boasting a substantial quad-fan design. Here, the fans had to operate at full speed, a crucial measure given that, in this configuration, the CPU draws 976W to 980W—enough to lull many power supplies into a perpetual slumber.
Scoring 161K points, the TR PRO 7995WX exhibits a 33% speed boost compared to the previous-generation TR PRO 5995WX with 64 Zen3 cores. It outpaces Intel’s flagship Xeon W9-3495X, even with overclocking, showcasing a 22% speed advantage for the 96-core Threadripper.
Sampson not only shattered three world records but hints at a possible comeback on November 21st, teasing even more impressive results, potentially utilizing liquid nitrogen this time. AMD is set to officially launch its Threadripper 7000 series today.