Wednesday, August 9th 2017

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Overclocked to 4.1 GHz With Liquid Cooling

Redditor "callingthewolf" has posted what is an awe-inspiring result for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (that's an interesting username for sure; let's hope that's the only similarity to the boy who cried wolf.) The 16-core, 32-thread processor stands as the likely taker for the HEDT performance crown (at least until Intel's 14-core plus HEDT CPUs make their debut on the X299 platform.) With that many cores, highly thread-aware applications naturally look to see tremendous increases in performance from any frequency increase. In this case, the 1950X's base 3.4 GHz were upped to a whopping 4.0 GHz (@ 1.25 V core) and 4.1 GHz (at 1.4 V core; personally, I'd stick with the 4.0 GHz and call it a day.)

The feat was achieved under a Thermaltake Water 3.0 liquid cooler, on a non-specified ASRock motherboard with all DIMM channels populated with 8 x 8 GB 3066 MHz DIMMs. At 4.0 GHz, the Threadripper 1950X achieves a 3337 points score on Cinebench R15. And at 4.1GHz, the big chip that can (we can't really call it small now can we?) manages to score 58391 points in Geekbench 3. While those scores are certainly impressive, I would just like to point out the fact that this is a 16-core CPU that overclocks as well as (and in some cases, even better than) AMD's 8-core Ryzen 7 CPUs. The frequency potential of this Threadripper part is in the same ballpark of AMD's 8-core dies, which speaks to either an architecture limit or a manufacturing one at around 4 GHz. The Threadripper 1950X is, by all measurements, an impressively "glued together" piece of silicon.
Sources: Reddit user @ callingthewolf, via WCCFTech
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188 Comments on AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Overclocked to 4.1 GHz With Liquid Cooling

#1
uplink777
Durvelle27 said:
When you Pre-order you don't get charged until the day of release or after shipping. Prices can easily change
Maybe in Your country.

B-Real said:
And what price did the 7900X start on? :D Still, check Amazon and Newegg prices to get the right prices. They are equally priced, get over it. Bye. :)
In my country, we have alzashop and a few others. No NewEgg or Amazon. So arguing with prices from unreachable shops for billions ain't gonna cut the trick. Afaik, amazon and newegg barely shop to few hundred of million of people. The rest is dependant on theil local resellers.
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Vya Domus
MSRP is MSRP , who gives a damn what YOU have found it priced at. If I find a 1080ti at 100$ in a local shop does that mean that's the typical official pricing ? Of course not.
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uplink777
Vya Domus said:
MSRP is MSRP , who gives a damn what YOU have found it priced at. If I find a 1080ti at 100$ does that mean that's the typical official pricing ? Of course not.
MSRP is total BS, that doesn't work anywhere, only for the few chosen. Whole world ain't USA, there are other countries You know.
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Vya Domus
MSRP is the only official number given meant to standardize prices in different locations. Of course this price is not always met , but arguing that your local pricing is anymore relevant that in any other place against a product that actually hasn't been released is extremely dumb.

As of now , MSRP is the only viable comparison and 7900X goes against 1950X in price.
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uplink777
Vya Domus said:
MSRP is the only official number given meant to standardize prices in different locations. Of course this price is not always met , but arguing that your local pricing is anymore relevant that in any other place against a product that actually hasn't been released is extremely dumb.

As of now , MSRP is the only viable comparison.
I reckon You're very young [which is good] and know a little about real life. Your argument "MSRP is MSRP" proves it. And the only thing that is dumb is Your argument. A liter of water cost 10c in my country, in other countries it's up to 1 euro/dollar, somewhere even 10. MSRP is pium desiderium of manufacturer of how prices should be. Reality is different.

You don't need to look too far with the mining outburst fail worldwide, which is increasing the prices of many VGAs and PSUs to astronomical values. They're not following MSRP, they're following the market. And when the TR will prove as a wrothy comptetitor, the price tag won't stay by 999, but will rise up 20, 40, maybe even 60%.
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#6
Vya Domus
uplink777 said:
I reckon You're very young [which is good] and know a little about real life. Your argument "MSRP is MSRP" proves it. And the only thing that is dumb is Your argument. A liter of water cost 10c in my country, in other countries it's up to 1 euro/dollar, somewhere even 10. MSRP is pium desiderium of manufacturer of how prices should be. Reality is different.

You don't need to look too far with the mining outburst fail worldwide, which is increasing the prices of many VGAs and PSUs to astronomical values. They're not following MSRP, they're following the market. And when the TR will prove as a wrothy comptetitor, the price tag won't stay by 999, but will rise up 20, 40, maybe even 60%.
You were comparing two products from which one hasn't been released and one is more or less close to the MSRP in most places. How the hell do you know how the pricing will evolve is beyond me.

7900X goes against 1950X at official 999$ MSRP , fact. Doesn't matter what pricing you get in your location. That's what these manufacturers are intending to price them at.
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uplink777
Vya Domus said:
You were comparing two products from which one hasn't been released and one is more or less close to the MSRP in most places. How the hell do you know how the pricing will evolve is beyond me.

7900X goes against 1950X at official 999$ MSRP , fact. Doesn't matter what pricing you get in your location. That's what these manufacturers are intending to price them at.
The NDA is up tomorrow, all the shops have TR in their stocks. Can You tell me one reasons why the price should change at my place?
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Vya Domus
uplink777 said:
Can You tell me one reasons why the price should change at my place?
Yeah , it shouldn't there is no reason. It'll be 999$ for both. Two products competing at the same price. :roll:

Again your place is simply irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.

At this point you don't even know what you are arguing about anymore. It's confirmed that you're a troll. Now that should be enough for everyone to prevent them from giving you anymore attention.
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#9
jabbadap
uplink777 said:
The NDA is up tomorrow, all the shops have TR in their stocks. Can You tell me one reasons why the price should change at my place?
Hmh are those prices without VAT or what? In local Finnish shop the prices are 1159€ for 1950x. In the same shop i9 7900x costs 1099€.
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PowerPC
uplink777 said:
Yeah, that's why I have better framerate on my i9 7900X, than I've had on my 1700X and 6850K also. Riiiiight ;). You know, You read stuff of people You don't know, I test my own :)
Wow, did you just really compare a $1000 CPU to a $300 CPU and said it gets you more fps? This fanboism is really getting insane...
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#12
B-Real
uplink777 said:
MSRP is total BS, that doesn't work anywhere, only for the few chosen. Whole world ain't USA, there are other countries You know.
In your country the 1950X will be cheaper than the 7900X maybe at start or 1-2 week after the shops don't want to make extra money from the new products. Fact.
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#13
uplink777
PowerPC said:
Wow, did you just really compare a $1000 CPU to a $300 CPU and said it gets you more fps? This fanboyism is really getting insane...
My 1700X cost me 320e w/o VAT, my 7900X cost me 780e w/o VAT. I'm just pointing out on the architecture.

B-Real said:
In your country the 1950X will be cheaper than the 7900X maybe at start or 1-2 week after the shops don't want to make extra money from the new products. Fact.
Didn't work so well with Ryzen 3/5/7, why should it work with Threadripper?
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#14
PowerPC
uplink777 said:
MSRP is total BS, that doesn't work anywhere, only for the few chosen. Whole world ain't USA, there are other countries You know.
This is stupid. I'm from Germany and the lowest I have found 7900x was 938€. Also it's the lowest price in whole of Europe, as you can see here.
https://geizhals.eu/intel-core-i9-7900x-bx80673i97900x-a1632795.html

If you have found a deal for Intel one time, doesn't mean AMD doesn't have any deals lol. It actually does way more deals and price reductions from my own experience.
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#15
B-Real
uplink777 said:
I reckon You're very young [which is good] and know a little about real life. Your argument "MSRP is MSRP" proves it. And the only thing that is dumb is Your argument. A liter of water cost 10c in my country, in other countries it's up to 1 euro/dollar, somewhere even 10. MSRP is pium desiderium of manufacturer of how prices should be. Reality is different.

You don't need to look too far with the mining outburst fail worldwide, which is increasing the prices of many VGAs and PSUs to astronomical values. They're not following MSRP, they're following the market. And when the TR will prove as a wrothy comptetitor, the price tag won't stay by 999, but will rise up 20, 40, maybe even 60%.
Its official price won't be raised by AMD. It would only happen if the stocks were out and AMD couldn't keep up with the production, like with the 580 cards. The shops got the maximum out of it.

uplink777 said:
Didn't work so well with Ryzen 3/5/7, why should it work with Threadripper?
Yeah it's true, your Alza webshop works were awkwardly. Anywhere, the 1600 is about 10% cheaper than the 7600K (USA, in my country, etc.). At Alza, it costs the same. So don't worry, at another store in your country and anywhere else, the 2 CPUs will cost the same. :)
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#16
Prince Valiant
The amount of double posting in this thread is staggering.
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#17
NicklasAPJ
Vya Domus said:
I couldn't find that score on the official geekbench page so I thought that was the one you guys was referring too.


You are still not going to beat any world record in Fierestrike/Timespy with just 8 cores.
Ofc not, no one is saying that :kookoo::eek:
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#19
EarthDog
B-Real said:
Can I ask what made you buy a 1000$ 10 core CPU instead of a 1000$ 16 core CPU? Just wondering... :)
I didn't buy it. I'm a editor/reviewer (blessed and cursed all at the same time.. :p), Intel sent it. We didn't get (ask for, really) Threadripper as we didn't have anyone with the time to do it. Not sure they would have seeded us either... but, that is another story.

If both were staring me in the face though, I'd use the Intel CPU. I really don't use the threads can benefit from faster clocks and ever so slightly better IPC. In fact, you can see I run with 10c/10t to save on thermals and raise the clocks. ;)

If I had to spend the money myself, I wouldn't own the thing. I'd have a 7700K/Z270 or maybe a 7740K on X299. Again, I prefer 5Ghz with more IPC and willing to pay the price premium. I built my son a 1500X/X370/R9 270x rig... :)
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RejZoR
EarthDog said:
Correct, not all cores will reach those boost clocks... that is(should be) a given. However, there is typically a couple-few hundred MHz bump with all cores. Intel doesn't seem to have 7th gen turbo breakdown as they do for previous generations yet. But I would imagine it to be AT LEAST 3.8 GHz if not 4 Ghz. Wiki (I know...lol, I know..) has it at 4 GHz. ;)

Boost 3.0 will place 2 cores at 4.5 GHz while boost 2.0 maxes out at 4.3 GHz.

EDIT: Also note, many motherboards by default will boost to all thread turbo out of the box. The Prime had my 7900X at 4 GHz all cores from the first boot. It did this on the mainstream platform across other vendors as well.
My Sabertooth X99 didn't, MSI X99A Gaming 7 does. It really depends on the board maker/board.
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#21
EarthDog
That is correct, Rej! I did say "many" (does not mean all. ;)).
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#22
doejohn
Silly kids, thinking that Threadripper is "just" for games.

Games are just a part of the whole ecosystem. If I buy a threadripper it will be for more than "just games". Judging only games is stupid.
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#23
RejZoR
You could still comfortably and smoothly game even with overclocked Bulldozer class CPU and GTX 1080Ti. Knowing how much faster IPC Ryzen has, I think I don't have to say anything further...
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#24
Durvelle27
RejZoR said:
You could still comfortably and smoothly game even with overclocked Bulldozer class CPU and GTX 1080Ti. Knowing how much faster IPC Ryzen has, I think I don't have to say anything further...
My ole FX-8350 @5.1GHz paired with a R9 290X was definitely a force to be reckoned with at 1080P
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EarthDog
RejZoR said:
You could still comfortably and smoothly game even with overclocked Bulldozer class CPU and GTX 1080Ti. Knowing how much faster IPC Ryzen has, I think I don't have to say anything further...
not sure who you are talking to without a quote....or where you are going with this...

You could, but why would I intentionally limit my 1080ti by pairing it with bulldozer? I mean sure, whats the difference between 100 and 120 fps, but, id like to not put a glass ceiling on my gpu.. even Sandybridge would drive the 1080ti better than BD.

We've seen in several titles Ryzen is behind a bit. Get fast memory and that difference mostly disolves.
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