Ryzen 9 7950X Soars To 6.5 GHz, Shattering Two CPU Records

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors continue to capture leading positions across many popular benchmarking apps. Earlier this week, AMD officially publicized a quartet of world record benchmark scores, grasped by the yet-to-be-released ‘Raphael’ flagship, the Ryzen 9 7950X. Today the red team emailed Tom’s Hardware to tip us off that OC expert Sampson has been busy again, using liquid nitrogen cooling to push Cinebench benchmarking scores into the stratosphere.

To quickly recap the benchmarks from earlier in the week, world record scores were with the 16-core Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X chip and a conventional 280mm AiO cooler. The records covered performance in Cinebench R15, R20, and R23 (measuring 3D scene rendering performance) and Z-Zip (an archiving program). We mentioned that the records were a sign of things to come, but we didn’t expect such a swift LN2-fuelled follow-up. However, in its email to us, AMD was pretty jubilant describing the new world records as “groundbreaking performance … blazing past previous records.”

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