In a nutshell: One of the world’s leading overclockers used an AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX processor to set a new record in Cinebench R23. The high-performance chip, codenamed Chagall, was released back in March. It has 64 cores / 128 threads with a base clock of 2.7GHz and a base clock of 4.5GHz. Other noteworthy specs include 4MB L1 cache, 32MB L2 cache, and 256MB L3 cache, as well as 280W TDP.

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For record runTaiwanese overclocker CAEC combined the processor with an MSI WS WRX80 motherboard and 128GB of Corsair DDR4 memory. The low-end Nvidia GeForce GT 640 graphics card was chosen for the run because this type of test does not require a powerful GPU.

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TSAIK was able to reach a clock speed of 5150 MHz at 1.10 V running Windows 10. This resulted in a score of 116,142 in the multi-core CPU test, which was good enough for first place in the category. According to HWbot, the previous record was 105,170 thanks to the 5.2GHz Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor. In fact, every entry in the top 20 was registered with an AMD processor.

The CAIC run is the only one that uses Threadripper Pro 5995WX, and for good reason. Despite the official launch date of March 8, 2022, the chip is still not available for purchase in the US. A search of completed listings on eBay shows only two chips sold in the last month. Both were sold for almost $10,000 and came from China.

PCMag recently received a prebuilt Lenovo ThinkStation PC equipped with a Threadripper Pro 5995WX. The P620 system they received retails for around $20,000 and is equipped with 128GB of RAM, an Nvidia RTX A6000 pro-grade GPU, and a 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD.

The publication impressed their early analysis, but found that AMD’s new flagship only truly excelled when paired with applications that could take full advantage of it. Their full review will be out soon.