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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X overclocked at 5.5 GHz sets world records

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    The impressive AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, with its unprecedented 64-core count, already sets world records 24 hours after its release.

    The latest and most powerful version of AMD’s Threadripper 3rd Generation line is ready to become the new favorite toy of extreme spectators after overclockers set world records around it on February 7, 2020.

    As Tom’s Hardware reports, TSAIK, Allen “Splave” Golibersuch and safedisk pro overclockers have demonstrated what the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is capable of. By linking the new HEDT processor with carefully selected hardware, all three succeeded in overclocking the 64 cores to a whopping 5.5 GHz clock speed.

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    New world records for overclocking

    Using liquid nitrogen (LN2), TSAIK has overclocked all 64 cores of the chip to a 5,548.71 MHz. He combined his Ryzen Threadripper 3990X with the MSI Creator TRX40 motherboard and DDR4 RAM clocked at 1,866 MHz with 13-13-13-31 CL timings.

    Splave on the other hand combined its Threadripper 3990X with the ASRock TRX40 Taichi motherboard and now has the GPUPI for CPU – 1B, Geekbench 3 multi-core and Cinebench R20 benchmarks at the top. He overclocked his chip to 5,475.43 MHz, 5,375 MHz and 5,305.88 MHz, respectively, using liquid nitrogen for at least the first two.

    Finally, safedisk currently maintains records for wPrime 1024m and Cinebench R15 benchmarks, with a clock speed of 5,125 MHz and 5,225 MHz.

    These world records come days after chip benchmarks demonstrate that it performs better than Intel’s Xeon Platinum 8280 processors, which are considerably more expensive at $ 10,009 (around £ 7,715, A $ 14,830). The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is currently on sale for $ 3,999 (around £ 3,080, A $ 5,925).

    It is now for sale if you happen to be lying around a few extra thousand dollars.

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