The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X have barely been on the market for a week, but the HEDT processor is currently being put through its paces in several testbeds. On that note, TSAIK, the Taiwan-based overclocker, recently managed to push the CPU to the bleeding edge with a maximum clockspeed of 5.75GHz.
In its natural state, the 32-cores, 64-threads Threadripper 3970X has a base clock of 3.7GHz and boost clock of 4.5GHz. In this scenario, TSAIK managed to achieve the unnerving 5.75GHz clockspeed for all 32-cores, unsurprisingly, with the use of liquid nitrogen. To run it, TSAIK used an MSI TRX40 Creator motherboard and set the core voltage of the 3970X at 1.1V.
As pointed out by Hot Hardware, TSAIK’s extreme overclocking of the 3970X represents a performance improvement over its 3.7GHz base clock. On another note, TSAIK’s achievement beat US-based overclocker keeph8n, who comes in at a close second with a maximum clockspeed of 5.52GHz on his 3970X.
Both AMD’s consumer desktop Ryzen and HEDT Ryzen Threadripper CPUs have a tendency of running rings around its Intel counterparts in tasks that rely heavily on multi-core performance. In fact, the only time CPUs from both teams are able to go toe-to-toe is with single-threaded applications.
As per our earlier report, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is already available at all authorised resellers and retails at an SRP of RM8399. On that note, there’s also the 3960X which comes with a 24-cores, 48-threads layout. However, like the 3970X, the HEDT CPU is also based on AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 CPU architecture.
We’re still waiting on a unit from AMD to review, so look out for the review of either HEDT CPUs on our page.