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Intel’s 18-core processor peaks above 6.1GHz with glass nitrogen cooling

Intel’s new monster Core i9 processors braggadocio 18-cores and 16-cores have only left on sale, and Asus has set some peppery new annals overclocking these CPUs with a ROG Rampage VI Apex motherboard.

Using a Core i9-7980XE 18-core processor (with a bottom time of 2.6GHz, Turbo to 4.2GHz) cooled with glass nitrogen to around -100°C, consultant ROG overclocker ‘der8auer’ managed to pull a chip to 6.104GHz opposite all 18 cores (at 1.55V).

All though a CPU being reduced to a melted raise of goop, nonetheless a complement wasn’t fast adequate to run benchmarks during this speed.

To get some contrast done, things had to be toned down to 5.6GHz with a voltage of 1.45V, during that indicate a multi-threaded Cinebench R15 benchmark could be run – Asus annals that there was roughly 1000W coursing by a system.

The Cinebench R15 CPU measure notched adult was 5,635, a mind-boggling figure when we cruise it roughly doubled a prior record of 2,990 (another overclocker, ‘elmor’, pushed a chip even serve to set a new record of 5,723).

New annals were also achieved in 3DMark Vantage 2x with a CPU during 5.66GHz, with Italian overclocker ‘Rsannino’ achieving a measure of 138,185 (compared to a prior record of 135,813).

He serve blew divided a Geekbench3 multi-core record – that stood during 48,004 – with a measure of 92,307, again a large leap.

Core i9 blimey

Furthermore, Rsannino clocked a Core i9-7940X (with 14-cores, bottom time 3.1GHz) adult to 5.7GHz, and again set a new Cinebench R15 record (4,339 compared to a prior 2,424) along with Geekbench3 multi-core (70,618 eclipsing a prior record of 40,155).

A bucket of other new highs were reached, and we can see a full list of benchmark annals in this Asus article.

As ever, these arrange of glass nitrogen shenanigans are a far-cry from real-world overclocking and performance, though we can still sign a relations energy of Intel’s new beast processors in terms of how most they blew divided a prior (equally super-cooled) records.

Of course, should we be tempted to deposit in Intel’s flagship 18-core CPU, you’ll need low pockets as it retails during $1,999 (about £1,480, AU$2,510), though it is unusually powerful, as these benchmarks illustrate – and as we found out in our full review.

However, it costs twice as most as AMD’s 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.

  • Maybe Black Friday will give us some prohibited deals on Core i9 CPUs
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