Luckily, those that rely on exotic forms of cooling to extract the most performance out a chip will be happy to know that the Ryzen Threadripper has a bit of headroom. The folks over at Lab501 were able to get a shot of a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X overclocked to 5.2GHz with liquid nitrogen.
If you need a refresher, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has a base clock of 3.4GHz and can turbo boost to 4GHz. However, on LN2, the processor was able to crack the 5GHz barrier — 5,187.62 MHz to be exact. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is using the standard 100 MHz bus speed coupled with a clock multiplier of 52x. The 16-core, 32-thread processor is said to be operating with a core VID of 1.162V at those breakneck speeds.
Coupled with the CPU-Z details is a screenshot of a Cinebench R15 result, where it put up a commendable score of 4122 cb.
AMD is set to launch the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1920X on August 10th. The processors are priced at $999 and $799 respectively. They will be joined on August 31st by the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X, which will have an MSRP of $549.
And of course, there’s Radeon RX Vega, which is looking to give AMD some additional firepower in the enthusiast GPU market.