In context: It’s no secret that AMD is stealing Intel’s thunder and slowly but surely taking away some huge market share. Now, it is more and more respected in the minds of gamers and enthusiasts overclocking with processors that break world records.
Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs have dropped this week, and they have sold out in minutes at all major retailers, leading to the familiar prospect of coveted components ending on eBay. with inflated prices.
There’s a good reason for the high demand, as we noted in our review of the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 9 5950X. Both CPUs offer steady performance when compared to Intel’s Core i9-10900K in single-core and gaming scenarios, but they also offer more cores, which means surprisingly faster productivity performance. amazed.
Overclockers are also very enthusiastic about the new processor and have been busy pushing the limits further using exotic cooling methods. Renowned overclocker HiCookie managed to bring the Ryzen 9 5950X to 6,362 GHz on all 16 cores while using liquid nitrogen cooling. This is done using a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master motherboard and 16 GB of Corsair DDR4 memory.
The overclock is stable enough to allow the Cinebench R20 to run, yielding a score of 15,517 points. For reference, the unit used in our review achieves a score of 10,157 points, so the new results are really impressive.
By text, this appears to be the highest and most likely the highest verified result for a consumer processor of this caliber. Its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 3950X went up to a maximum of 6,073 MHz on liquid nitrogen, achieving a Cinebench R20 score of 12,757 points.