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There is nothing better than the world overclocking record that begins this week. An entrepreneur named jordan.hyde99 used the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Matisse CPU to break the existing wPrime 1024M world record, which is a bit of a surprise. The previous record of

was achieved using the Intel Core i97920X running benchmarks in a staggering 35 seconds and 693 milliseconds. jordan.hyde99 beat it by securing a time of 35 seconds and 527 milliseconds. Minimal, yes, but it is still a new record. Benchmark

was implemented using the Gigabyte X570 AORUS EXTREME motherboard, with a Corsair 1200-watt power supply and custom liquid nitrogen cooling settings on hand to lower the CPU temperature.

What's more interesting is that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is overclocked at 5.625 MHz, which is about 48% higher than the non-overclocked CPU speed. In contrast, the Intel chip held its previous record at a speed of 5,955 MHz, showing that despite the lower clock speed, the Ryzen 9 3900X has a higher IPC, which is the result of its Zen 2 microarchitecture.

In other words, the Ryzen 9 3900X is actually slower than the Core i97290X, but it can match it in terms of original performance. The new wPrime 1024M world record clearly shows this.

The two cards are relatively equal when played, which makes the comparison more relevant. The Skylake-based Intel Core i97920X has 12 cores and 24 threads, providing a base clock speed of 2.9 GHz and an increased clock speed of 4.4 GHz. In contrast, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X based on Zen 2 has the same 12 cores and 24 threads, but runs at a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz and an increased clock speed of 4.6 GHz.

So far, we don't need to show that AMD now competes with Intel in almost every market , but the new record shows that Zen 2 architecture means serious business.

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