If you learn that headline and thought, “wait, what is that model number?” you then’re precisely the viewers for this put up. Indeed, there isn’t a Ryzen Threadripper 5990X. AMD quietly canceled the buyer model of its Threadripper processors, and the chips codenamed “Chagall” solely got here to market in “PRO” kind. Those chips are nonetheless overclockable in particular configurations, however they don’t seem to be out there within the DIY market but.

Instead, what veteran overclocker SkatterBencher has bolted into his ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha sTRX40 motherboard is an AMD engineering pattern with the quantity “100-000000443-40_Y”. It’s an early pattern of Chagall, which was the codename for the fourth-generation Threadripper CPUs. This chip is principally like 4 Ryzen 9 5950X processors bolted collectively below a single heat-spreader, with a whopping sixty-four Zen 3 CPU cores working at as much as 4.45 GHz, and that is earlier than Precision Boost Overdrive kicks in.

So what does an overclocker do when introduced with a ludicrously highly effective unreleased CPU? Well, he overclocks the dickens out of it, that is what he does. SkatterBencher’s video is introduced, like lots of his movies, as a tutorial for overclocking this ultra-rare CPU which you virtually definitely do not have entry to. He goes by way of a number of strategies of overclocking the “5990X”, together with three separate settings for Precision Boost Overdrive 2 earlier than lastly getting his arms soiled with a full handbook overclock.

His ultimate achieved clock price was 4825 MHz throughout all 64 cores, which is a frankly ludicrous quantity. His main limiting elements on his overclock have been the CPU temperature—restricted by his water temperature, as a pair of huge radiators struggled to take away all the warmth from the coolant—and the capabilities of the VRM on the ASUS motherboard. At peak load, the processor was very happy to attract over 800 Amps from the motherboard VRM, which might trigger it to surrender the ghost and shut down.

The video itself is sort of an hour lengthy and references his different content material fairly a bit, so it’s kind of of an concerned watch, however the content material is fascinating if you wish to study what’s assuredly the world’s quickest desktop CPU, so we advocate checking it out in case you have the time.