AMD’s eagerly anticipated Threadripper processors were finally launched at the end of last week. So far we’ve plenty of submissions pop up on the HWBOT database with some pretty impressive scores being cranked out thanks to the 16-cores / 32-threads that are packed into the new RYZEN Threadripper 1950X processor. AMD also organized a media event to commemorate the arrival of its new flagship product, and lucky for us Steve Burke and the guys from Gamers Nexus were in attendance, interviewing AMD Senor Product Development Engineer Bill Alverson and Principal member of Technical Staff Amit Mehre, two AMD employees charged with showing exactly what Threadripper is capable of under LN2.
Steve quizzed the AMD guys about the LN2 overclocking demo they put together. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has a base clock of 3.4GHz with an all core boost that reaches 3.7GHz. Under LN2 they were able to hit 5.2GHz on all cores which is a pretty impressive +52% boost over stock base frequency. In terms of voltage the chip needed 1.6v, up from 1.2-1.3v at stock. One thing that was noted also is that when running full pot, the system was not able to maintain PCIe Gen 3.0 stability. Dropping down to gen 1.0 resolves a lot of issues and allows for better stability at higher temperatures.
You can catch footage from the Threadripper launch here on the Gamers Nexus YouTube channel. It offers a pretty good introduction to the new platform and what to expect once you push you push the new silicon at sub-zero temperatures.