AMD’s Threadripper PRO 5995WX sets new benchmark record
If the Threadripper PRO 5995WX was a car, it would be an SSC Tuatara.
AMD is no stranger to manufacturing phenomenal CPU components, and its Threadripper PRO lineup certainly falls into that category. AMD announced the new 5000 series Threadripper CPUs in early March, promising to deliver never-seen-before performance in both single and multithreaded workloads. Unfortunately, nobody has been able to substantiate these claims, until now.
The AMD Threadripper pro is the flagship of the 5000 series Threadripper PRO lineup. It aims to beat the 3995WX in performance, and it looks like it’s managed that and then some.
A user on Reddit by the name of u/igl_blue spotted the 5995WX in the Passmark database and shared it.
The Ryzen Threadripper PRO scored 108,822 points in Passmark, a notoriously intensive benchmark software that tests not only single and multithreaded workloads but pretty much every CPU capability. These include floating-point mathematics, integers, and compression.
The only CPU that scores within 20,000 points of the 5995WX is the EPYC 7763, a very powerful server processor also designed by AMD.
The only Intel CPU on this list is its 40 core Xeon Platinum 8380, which scores 62,317 points. That’s around 75% less than the 5995WX.
The Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX marks the first-ever single CPU in history to score over 100,000 on Passmark’s CPU benchmark. But what makes this beast so powerful?
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX specifications
AMD has made huge advancements and broken records with its Zen 3 architecture, bringing performance uplifts never seen across desktop and mobile CPUs. Although it’s reaching the end of its life with Zen 4 on the horizon, Zen 3 clearly has a little more to give.
The specifications for the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX are as follows.
- Cores: 64
- Threads: 128
- Base clock speed: 2.7GHz
- Max boost speed: 4.5GHz
- L1 cache: 2MB
- L2 cache: 32MB
- L3 cache: 256MB
- Default TDP 280W
- TSMC 7nm FinFET
- Socket: sWRX8
- Memory type: DDR4
It’s clear to see that even on paper the 5995WX is a force to be reckoned with. And if Zen 4 brings the performance improvement AMD is claiming, we can’t wait to see what other records Threadripper breaks in the coming years.
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