Overclocker pushes Threadripper 2990WX to 6GHz

A few days after the official launch

Last week, AMD unveiled their Threadripper 2000 series CPUs which include four new models. Shortly after the launch, several overclockers have uploaded results, which show that the these chips can be run at up to 6GHz.

As you might know already AMD has decided to split the 2nd generation of Threadripper CPUs into two groups: the WX and the X series. The WX series is geared toward workstations, while the X series aim at enthusiast users. At the moment the lineup includes the 32C/64T 2990WX, 24C/48T 2970WX, 16C/32T 2950X and, 12C/24T 2920X.

Compared to the previous generation, AMD has been working on the cache latency, raised the base clock frequencies and slightly reduced the core voltage. In terms of TDP, we are looking at up to 250W in the case of the Threadripper WX parts and up to 180W for the Threadripper X CPUs.

Right after the official launch, several overclockerd have uploaded results showing the chips running at its absolute limit. The Indonesian overclocker IvanCupa has tested the 2990WX and he has reached no less than 5.955GHz but on one core only. The benchmark has been conducted on a MSI MEG X399 motherboard paired with one stick of G.Skill 8GB DDR4 memory.

The result is pretty impressive and we expect to see more overclocking results during next weeks. We are rather curious to see the raw performance of these chips under LN2 cooling.

Source: KitGuru

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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