Introducing AMD Ryzen Threadripper second generation processors a week ago, the manufacturer mentioned that he managed to overclock the older 32-core Threadripper 2990WX to a frequency of 5.1 GHz using liquid nitrogen. Even then it was clear that this is far from the limit of the possibilities of extreme overclocking of the novelty. And now the editor of the German portal Hardwareluxx.de made a small "seeding" – he reported overclocking the above model to a frequency of 5.3 GHz.
Of course, a cooling system with liquid nitrogen was used. The base frequency of the CPU, recall, is 3.0 GHz.
FYI: A #RyzenThreadripper # 2990WX running with 5.3 GHz at 1.5 volts (LN2 cooling with thermals at -170 consumes. We will have more detailed results (and some records) in the next days. pic.twitter.com/YUNDlpxMVP
– Andreas Schilling (@aschilling) August 12, 2018
Note that to reach the 5.3 GHz frequency, the voltage on the CPU had to be increased to 1 , 5 V. The power consumption of the processor in this mode exceeded the 1000-watt mark, but there is scarcely anything to be surprised. We're talking about a 32-core HEDT monster. In addition, we can recall that the 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE in the hands of the German enthusiast Roman "Der8auer" Hartung at 5.5 GHz frequency and 1.45 V voltage consumed the same 1000 W.
The term of the agreement on (NDA) has already expired, so soon the profile resources and professional overclockers who tested the new "stones" for quite a long time will start sharing their impressions from the most powerful desktop processor and update the high score table on HWBot.org.
As usual , all these achievements in the extreme acceleration are inter They are rather academic than practical, but they do not become less interesting from this.
Updated: Already after writing a note on Hardwareluxx.de, a large article appeared with the results of testing the processor. Other foreign resources also joined the parade of reports with the results of testing new products.