Intel has an enthusiast division in its crosshairs with the new Core i9 series 7900X processors is currently its most powerful offering price at $999, the Core i9-7900X 10 cores features and will have to clutch down the fastness until its faster (and more expensive) 12-, 14-, 16- and 18- core siblings appearance will shown later in this year.
To spot just how far the Core i9-7900X could be pushed, SOFOS1990 decided to build sophisticated setup using liquid nitrogen (LN2) cooling. In addition to the aforesaid processor, this test assembles consisted of the following components:
- 4GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 Memory
- Gigabute X299 SOC Champion
- 120GB Neutron GTX SSD
- Corsair Professional Gold Series 1500W PSU
Backed by LN2, SOFOS1990 was able to push a gigantic overclock of the Core i9-7900X to 6,016MHz that represents the 82.30 % raise over its stock frequency. For comparison, the stock Core i9-7900X has a base clock of 3.3GHz, Turbo Boost 2.0 frequency of 4.3GHz and a Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequency of 4.5GHz.
The overclock was sufficient for the SOFOS1990 to score 12189.52 points in the HWBOT Prime benchmark, which is setting a new record for 10-core processors. In fact, this record means that the Core i9-7900X actually falls under the category of fastest single-processor score in the database. This result puts in the 11th position in the HWBOT Prime world rankings, but all of the systems ahead of it have either two or four Intel Xeon E5 or AMD Opteron processors.While a score of 12189.52 points is very impressive but, we can’t to figure out the results of the range-topping Core i9-7980XE, which has yet to be launched. This 18-core, 36-thread monster will be price at $1,999. We’ll also have to lookout for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, which first appearance will spot at the end of this month with up 16 cores and 32 threads. We also expect AMD to be denigrate Intel’s pricing by a wide margin, which should be a bonus for gaming enthusiasts.