H2o vs. Ln2 (US) Breaks Cinebench R11.5 and HWBOT x265 World Records with 2x 28-Core Xeon Platinums

It’s not every day that we get a brand new 2D World Record, but it seems that today is indeed one of those days. H2o vs. Ln2 is a US based overclocker who clearly gets to play with some pretty nice server hardware. His latest machine is based around a monster rig that uses a pair of 28-core Xeon Platinum processors, that combine to offer a massive 112 threads of Intel Skylake-X processing power. Just for a bit of fun H2o vs. Ln2 used the rig to bust three World Records; HWBOT x265 1080p and 4K, plus Cinebench R11.5.

The new World Record for the HWBOT x265 benchmark in the 1080p test now stands at 198.84 fps. The pair of Xeon Platinum 8176M processors have a default clock of 2.1GHz, but according to the benchmark submission H2o vs. Ln2 managed to leverage his custom cooling array to push the processors to 2,801MHz, 33.38% beynd stock settings. In the same benchmark using the 4K test, the H2o vs. Ln2 rig made a new World Record score of 47.8 fps. On this occasion the CPUs were (according to the submission info) pushed even higher to hit 3,791MHz, which is a pretty incredible +80.52%. This could however just be the built-in Max Turbo frequency at work. The third World Record involves the Cinebench R11.5 benchmark where H2o vs. Ln2 managed a score of 58.85 points with the CPUs at default settings.

The server rig itself was based around a dual-socket Supermicro X11DPiN motherboard. . This baby is based on the Intel C621 chipset and uses a pair of FCLGA 3647 sockets with 16 DIMM slots to support a maximum of 2TB of ECC DDR4 memory at speeds of up to 2666MHz. The Xeon Platinum 8176M processors have 28 Skylake-X cores (which means 56-threads each), a TDP of 165W and have a listed prize of $11,722 USD per chip. A pretty decent wee rig you could say.

You can find the three World Record submissions in the links above. You can also check out the H2o vs. Ln2 profile page were he has several other Global First Placed scores including a 2nd Place World Ranked score in wPrime 1024M.


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Taiwan sdougal says:

56 Skylake-X cores and 112 threads. Nice.

CL3P20 says:

what an absolute pile of penile compensation

Belgium leeghoofd says:

crrrazzzzy setup.... sadly bang for the buck it far from awesome...

United Kingdom GeorgeStorm says:

That is one pricey setup! Impressive numbers

United States Splave says:

I am entertained

United States yosarianilives says:

Since he has plenty of cores to test with can we get [MENTION=39391]H2o vs. Ln2[/MENTION] to test how many cores the new Time Spy extreme scales to :D

H2o vs. Ln2 says:

Splave said: I am entertained


Thanks, I was born for this :p

United States marco.is.not.80 says:

Don't worry, I'm going to sell my house and kids and buy a multi-socket setup and own those scores! You'll see! ;-)

United States GtiJason says:

CL3P20 said: what an absolute pile of penile compensation


You rang !!!

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H2o vs. Ln2 says:

marco.is.not.80 said: Don't worry, I'm going to sell my house and kids and buy a multi-socket setup and own those scores! You'll see! ;-)


just 7K 4 this :)

Romania Alex@ro says:

worst ROI ever but... whatever makes you happy :)

Greece Fasttrack says:

Pleasure is not " measurable " with money.

The financial term ROI ( return On Investment ) is not applicable here.

It is not an investment, it is joy.

Others pay 3000 $ for one night with a hooker.

Or 3.000.000 $ for a Bugatti Chiron. Is that also bad ROI ???

H2o vs. Ln2 says:

R U ENTERTAINED or not?
That's the only my life question!
My months project lga3647?.. already sold, including first 100 waterblocks and I do this just for fun :)
Thanks to all LN2's bad overclockers for my success :p jk

United States yosarianilives says:

H2o vs. Ln2 said: R U ENTERTAINED or not?
That's the only my life question!
My months project lga3647?.. already sold, including first 100 waterblocks and I do this just for fun :)
Thanks to all LN2's bad overclockers for my success :p jk


Why would someone even ln2 locked platform? Did you at least have mem oc on your board or was it more or less plonk some server ram in and some xeon plats in and make sure those beasts are cooled?

H2o vs. Ln2 says:

This article was created about 7980XE @5.7+GHz under Ln2 vs. ES 2.1GHz locked server. About my setup, try your self.

Romania suzuki says:

Fasttrack said: Pleasure is not " measurable " with money. The financial term ROI ( return On Investment ) is not applicable here. It is not an investment, it is joy. Others pay 3000 $ for one night with a hooker. Or 3.000.000 $ for a Bugatti Chiron. Is that also bad ROI ???
Depends on the hooker :D. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

United States yosarianilives says:

H2o vs. Ln2 said: This article was created about 7980XE @5.7+GHz under Ln2 vs. ES 2.1GHz locked server. About my setup, try your self.


Lol, if you read the article it's just about smashing records by using a bunch of threads in a heavily multithreaded benchmark, now whateever vendetta your bench session is a part of is self contained with you. Running highly multithreaded benchmarks on 2x 28c xeons and doing well is no achievement.

As for trying itmyself, that would literally cost 2/3rds my yearly salary and I do not have a job that allows me to "borrow" expensive servers. But I will have my fun on some of the older stuff like the sr-2 and skulltrail or quad fx.

United States marco.is.not.80 says:

Actually, there are some complexities with multi-socket setups that can make experiments like this more difficult than what most people realize. For example, the overclocker has to contend with NUMA and memory localization, mapping video cards and other hardware to specific CPU sockets, being limited by whatever high speed interconnect exists between the sockets, etc. If someone just thinks H20 grabbed a couple of CPUs and was up and running a few minutes later breaking benchmarks they obviously have never worked in a datacenter. Not saying it requires rocket science but these kinds of Frankenstein benchmarks are important because they give us insights into areas some of us may never get anywhere else. Of course the expectation would be that a rig like this would break world records so I don't understand why anyone would be giving H20 a hard time? In fact, if he hadn't broken some world records maybe then I could understand some of the negativity...

H2o vs. Ln2 says:

Hey Marco, as you can see I am the bad guy here, just read my username.... I'm the monkey on hwbot, for me "bad is good, nothing is bad". Regarding this easy setup, I have to change three motherboard in the last 7 days. The first one from intel doesn't fit the waterblock (square socket LGA3647) RMA the actual board dph-t and give away the dpi-n.

Brazil Casanova says:

H2o vs. Ln2 said: R U ENTERTAINED or not?
That's the only my life question!
My months project lga3647?.. already sold, including first 100 waterblocks and I do this just for fun :)
Thanks to all LN2's bad overclockers for my success :p jk


Well, tbh, i don't consider what you do overclock, although this website was born for competitive overclock.
But, as you said, if your goal is to entertain others with overkill setups, you bet you're doing a great job. :)

United Kingdom Jumper118 says:

$7k isn't even that much. Quite a bargain tbh. I don't think a 7980xe and titan xp+ram+mobo+psu and Ln2 pots and power card costs much less. Quite obtainable for elite people really :D

United States yosarianilives says:

Jumper118 said: $7k isn't even that much. Quite a bargain tbh. I don't think a 7980xe and titan xp+ram+mobo+psu and Ln2 pots and power card costs much less. Quite obtainable for elite people really :D


Depends if he had to buy the chips, he said they're ES which helps a lot. The board may be $7k, but those CPUs retail for $11k a piece according to the article, so that's quite a bit of money. But definitely obtainable for elite either way because the point of elite is they don't have to buy everything.

Romania IraqI_Freedom says:

Hater will be hating, gratz to H20 vs. Ln2 for the privilege to bench on this kind of beast.
As for the haters, hate more you ignorant bastards, envy more, that's the only thing y'all good at!!!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

United States sunset1 says:

H20vsLn2 the saga continues but sadly DJ has other priorities these days. This is not easy to do but to be serious what you use is not water by any means. To be fair call it what it is. Subzero water means you are using special chillers and while my chiller only goes to 5c and removes heat Your system uses glycol or other agent that doesn't freeze at sub zero temps or your last rig would have been a solid ice cube. I like your system its quite interesting but lets call it what it is. Sub zero liquid not water peace. ;>

H2o vs. Ln2 says:

Feser ftw. In fact it is a solid ice cube. I using 4 radiator and 7 fans to drop cold air in to the rig 24/7. Outdoor chiller system 2.5 Hp (7 gallon Feser F1) to prevent condensation for long benching sessions, and cost less that those unable toys from koolance. Regarding this server the Xeon 8176m Platinum ES cost less that 7980XE and should be used only on dual socket. Join my team Sliny PC :p

Norway knopflerbruce says:

I don't want to sound like an ass, but when the article says "+80% OC", is turbo boost considered overclocking?

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