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Intel Core i9-7980XE Does Mass Damage on HWBOT

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The embargo on Intel's new HCC Skylake-X Core i9-7980XE processor, an 18-core beast with a base clock speed of 2.60 GHz and maximum Turbo of 4.20 GHz, has been lifted. Naturally, overclockers were quick to release scores which have absolutely obliterated everything before them, taking multiple world records on HWBOT.

First off, we have a slew of 3D records that have fallen. Briefly touching on 3DMark11 in a single GPU configuration, we see Roman “der8auer” Hartung taking first place with a score of 45,705 marks running his 7980XE at 5,600 MHz and Titan Xp at 2,455 MHz, a little ahead of Vince "k|inp|n" Lucido's score of 45,044 marks set about a month ago using the Core i9-7960X at 5,500 MHz. 3DMark11 doesn't scale properly with the full core count of these new processors, which is why the score isn't too impressive considering the larger number of cores.

Firestrike single GPU paints a fairly similar picture, with der8auer and k|ingp|n taking first and second place using the same hardware as above for scores of 35,782 marks and 35,755 marks respectively.

Once we move up to four GPUs things start to get really interesting. k|ingp|n takes the lead here with a score of 58,024 marks, done using a 7980XE at a soul destroying 5,720 MHz (that's on all 18 cores) and four GeForce GTX 1080 Ti k|ingp|n Edition cards running at 2,354 MHz. Italy's Roberto “RSannino” Sannino takes second place with a score of 55,719 marks by running his 7980XE at 5,600 MHz and four GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC cards at 2,200 MHz. The highest score set using a non-7980XE CPU is k|ngp|n's previous best of 54,986 marks using a Core i9-7960X at 5,500 MHz and the 1080 Ti cards at 2,250 MHz.

Next to fall is Firestrike Extreme using four GPUs. k|ngp|n once again takes first place with a score of 49,352 marks with the CPU at the same 5,720 MHz and his four favourite cards at 2,404 MHz. RSannino takes second place with a score of 46,417 marks running the CPU at 5,600 MHz and the Strix OCs at 2,200 MHz. The highest score set by a non-7980XE is (once again) by k|ngp|n, with a score of 46,369 marks performed using a Core i9-7960X at 5,500 MHz and four GTX 1080 Ti cards at 2,250 MHz.

Firestrike Ultra with four GPUs was the next to go, with k|ngp|n taking the record with a score of 31,946 marks - as expected, his CPU was at 5,720 MHz and the cards at 2,404 MHz. Second place may come as quite a surprise, being taken by H2o vs. Ln2 using a water cooled Core i7-6950X at 4,685 MHz and four Titan Xp cards at 1,764 MHz. This netted him a score of 26,732 marks.

Next we have four GPUs running Timespy, where k|ngp|n takes the record with a score of 37,596 marks. The CPU was at the same 5,720 MHz as the other tests, but the graphics cards were ramped up a bit higher to 2,455 MHz. This beats his own previous score of 35,422 marks set using a Core i9-7960X at 5,600 MHz and the same four cards at 2,300 MHz.

Onto the 2D side of things, RSannino tore straight into the HWBOT x265 1080p benchmark with a score of 196.33 FPS, beating Allen "Splave" Golibersuch's score of 180.16 FPS done with a Core i9-7960X at 5,621 MHz.

Looking at the HWBOT x265 4K benchmark, we see RSannino taking second place overall with a score of 45.98 FPS running his CPU at 5,300 MHz. Second place in this case is far more impressive than you may think - first place at 47.71 FPS is held by Matty90 running FOUR Intel Xeon E7 8867 v3 16 core processors (for a total of 64 cores/128 threads) at 2,693 MHz.

There are naturally many more scores to be seen over on HWBOT, but this brief overview should give a good indication of what Intel's finest is capable of in the right hands.

The performance will come at a price, however, with an expected retail price hovering around the R 30,000 mark.

Retail availability should begin within the next two weeks.
 

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u forgot to mention it cost an arm and a leg and your soul....and a massive power draw ,,
Ryzen beats it on both fronts
 

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[FONT=&quot]We knew it was only a matter of time before someone doused Intel's flagship [/FONT]Core i9-7980XE[FONT=&quot] (Skylake-X) processor in liquid nitrogen and cranked up the clockspeed, and right on cue, renowned overclocker der8auer posted a [/FONT]video[FONT=&quot]showing the chip running at 6.1GHz.
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[FONT=&quot]He was able to push all 18 cores past 6GHz, not just one of them. Not only did this require extreme cooling, der8auer also had to apply a generous portion of thermal paste—both to the CPU die itself, which he exposed by slicing off a section of the integrated heatspreader (IHS), and the surrounding sections of the printed circuit board (PCB). Without doing that, der8auer says he loses about 400MHz under load.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]This is a better overclocking result than der8auer was able to obtain on an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor. With AMD's chip, der8auer was able to hit 5.4GHz on all 16 cores, giving him a score of 4514 in Cinebench R15. He ran the same benchmark on the Core i9-7980XE running at 5.6GHz and scored 5635.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Now here's where things get crazy. A look at the Core i9-7980XE's power consumption when running at 5.5Ghz shows around 70 amps being sucked through the +12V rail, most of which goes right to the CPU. That means the CPU is drawing around 840W, even though the vCore is sitting at a relatively tame (when it comes to extreme overclocking) 1.45V. At 5.8GHz and 6GHz, wattage jumps to 1,000W.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Rather than stop there, der8auer slapped an Nvidia Titan Xp graphics card into the setup, soaked it in LN2, and set new single-card 3DMark benchmark records—the overclocked system scored 45,705 in 3DMark 11, 35,782 in 3DMark Fire Strike, and 120,425 in 3DMark Vantage. [/FONT]
http://www.pcgamer.com/overclocked-core-i9-7980xe-hits-61ghz-and-pulls-1000-watts/
Holy batballs.
 
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