AMD’s upcoming flagship Zen 4 has already broken CPU world records using standard liquid cooling and surpassed previous records using exotic cooling (like liquid nitrogen or similar).
The Ryzen 7950X set the records for the rankings on HWBOT, with two overclocking experts – Sampson and Blueleader – hitting four new all-time highs with just one Corsair H115i all-in-one liquid cooler (with the 7950X running in several different versions). X670E high-end motherboards).
The specific world records were set in Cinebench R15, R20, R23 and 7-Zip as Hot Hardware (opens in new tab) Reports (via VideoCardz (opens in new tab)), causing companies like Sslave to lose the top spot in these rankings.
Also of note is that the 7950X, a 16-core processor, achieved boost speeds of 5.4GHz to 5.5GHz across all cores, at temperatures ranging from 87°C to 108°C – and power consumption in this test of maximum 244 W.
Analysis: The best is yet to come
For a chip that uses a (relatively) simple liquid cooler to beat something like Splave’s previous records in this ranking, that’s really impressive. As previously mentioned, Splave (and others topping these benchmark charts) used liquid nitrogen for cooling. Of course, that’s not doable for an everyday PC or the average enthusiast, but a Corsair H115i is certainly within the reach of those folks.
Of course, this leaves us wondering what the Ryzen 7950X can do once it gets some exotic cooling and really ramps up the overclocking ante. After all, it will probably already take a place in our ranking of the best processors.
Some skeptics are asking questions, like the ambient temperature in the room for these records, but there’s no denying that this is an eye-opener – and one that will hopefully point the way to some seriously power-efficient processors further down the Ryzen 7000 series, where most people will buy.
So with Zen 4, we could be looking at some attractive CPUs for both average users and overclocking fans alike. In fact, we’ve also been hearing a lot lately about Intel’s next-gen Raptor Lake being said to perform really well when it comes to overclocking – with the flagship already hitting 8GHz – so it seems that the whole sphere of next-gen processors is cruising could be an enticing spot for enthusiasts. However, if Raptor Lake is really pressured, it won’t maintain the same level of efficiency…
https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-ryzen-7950x-cpu-is-already-breaking-records-and-without-exotic-cooling AMD Ryzen 7950X CPU is already breaking records, and without exotic cooling