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Intel’s fastest CPU set a world record due to a minor technicality


Thanks to a stunning liquid nitrogen cooling system, Intel’s new W9-3495X Xeon processor outperformed AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995X CPU in a popular 3D rendering benchmark, Maxon’s Cinebench R23.

However, this does not reflect the more mundane reality of Pros: no one drives drag racing cars to work, and no creative professionals would risk a BSOD or system lock up by using extreme overclocking. The increased performance is not unsustainable, but it is not long-term viable (not to mention how dangerous it is).