The AMD media buzz continues today with news that the company latest response in the HEDT space, the Threadripper lineup will arrive on shelves on August 10th. The news comes hot on the heels of an AMD Tech Day event where the media were also treated to some hands on time with the new monster platform. Alva ‘Lukcy_n00b’ Jonathan was there representing Indonesian tech site Jagat Review, and the great news for us is that he managed to post a score on HWBOT which reveals quite a bit about what to expect from Threadripper when it finally arrives.
The specifications for Threadripper have slowly been arriving since before Computex earlier this year, with all indications pointing towards a true performance beast. AMD have today clarified and confirmed many of those details which include several relating to the flagship Ryzen TR 1950X. AMD have confirmed that it is a 16-core / 32-thread processor that we now know will arrive with a base clock of 3.4GHz and boost clocks of 3.6GHz (all cores) and 4GHz (four cores) and an Xtended Frequency Range of 4.2GHz. The chip will feature quad-channel memory support and pack 64 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes from the CPU with a further 4 lanes from the X399 chipset.
AMD had systems available for the media to play with, great news for a guys like Lucky_n00b who took a moment to push the new TR 1950X as far as he could. Using LN2 he managed to squeeze that base clock from 3.6Ghz to a very decent 5.18GHz, an impressive +52.56% leap beyond stock settings which is really quite promising for a chip of this magnitude. According to Alva, almost all of the system configuration was actually achieved using the Ryzen Master tuning app.
This 5.18GHz configuration managed a score of 4,122 cb points in the Cinebench R15 benchmark. This is a pretty incredible score and is in fact the highest scoring submission ever for a 16-core processor. For the sake of comparison, the TR 1950X will launch for a retail price of $999 USD which places it in direct competition with the ten-core Intel Core i9 7800X. The highest score on HWBOT using that chip comes from Greek overclocker Sofos1990 who managed a score of 3,327 cb points just a few days ago.
You can find the original article from Jagat Review here, as well as this piece written by Ian Cutress at Anandtech which also references the overclocked score from Alva. Finally, you can find the actual submission from Alva here on HWBOT.