Overclocker cranks AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 32-core to 6GHz on all cores

Overclocker cranks AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 32-core to 6GHz on all cores

Overclocker cranks AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 32-core to 6GHz 

With the launch of Threadripper, AMD has shaken the consumer-level CPU market to its core, releasing processors with core counts that have never been seen outside of the enterprise market. 1st Generation Threadripper CPUs gave buyer sixteen cores for under $1,000, and now AMD’s 2nd Generation of Ryzen Threadripper processor has now delivered 32 cores for under $1,800.    

Those who can utilise all of the cores/threads on these processors can achieve insane levels of performance, but what happens if you try to crank things up as high as possible? 

IVANCUPA, an overclocker from Indonesia, has managed to crank AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX to 6GHz, albeit on a single core, achieving the top CPU frequency rank all 2990WX users. To put this into perspective, we achieved 4GHz on all cores in our Threadripper 2990WX review. While IVANCUPA’s clock speed was under liquid nitrogen cooling, it is hard not to be impressed with what has been achieved here. 6GHz on a processor is insane, though it must be noted that all of the CPU’s other cores were set to 600MHz, which is a crazy slow speed for a modern processor.

This overclocking feat was achieved on MSI’s MEG X399 Creation motherboard, a board which features 19 power phases and a colossal VRM heatsink. Memory speeds were cranked up to 3400MHz, with CAS latencies of 14-14-14-34, clock speeds and CAS timings which are relatively high for Ryzen, though not unheard of in regular overclocking circles. 

Overclocker cranks AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 32-core to 6GHz on all cores
(Only a single core is running at 6GHz)

So far, this clock speed has not been submitted alongside any benchmark numbers, suggesting that this clock speed is not 100% stable heavy benchmarking workloads. Right now, we have already seen Threadripper benchmarks at speeds as high as 5.4GHz on all cores under LN2, showcasing astounding capabilities of AMD’s latest HEDT processors when in the hands of overclocking gurus. 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX being pushed to 6GHz on the OC3D Forums.