Overclockers may now get their hands on Intel's newest Xeon CPUs, which are built on the Sapphire River uArch architecture. The Intel Xeon W9-3495X has the highest scores ever recorded in the Cinebench R23 and R20 tests, the Y-cruncher, the 3DMark CPU test, and the Geekbench 3 benchmark, as we revealed last week. Now here we are again, with yet another attempt at severe overclocking in the hopes of breaking the world record, and yet again, we have very little information on power usage or what the new SKU is capable of. Elmor, an ASUS overclocker, has overclocked the Intel Xeon W9-3495X CPU to 5.5 GHz on all 56 cores in an attempt to set a new world record. The processor's outstanding power consumption is a more notable feat.
The central processing unit used about 1,900 watts of electricity when fueled by two Superflower Leadex 1,600 watt power supply units. Liquid nitrogen was utilized to bring the temperature of the central processing unit down to a comfortable -95 degrees Celsius, which allowed it to continue to operate normally. For this attempt, an ASUS Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE motherboard was used alongside eight GSKILL Zeta R5 DDR5 R-DIMMs. The CPU scored an astounding 132,220 on Cinebench R23, which is an incredible result. While Elmor's accomplishment is impressive, it falls short of the previous week's world record of 132,484 points, hence the prior week's record still stands. For further explanation, please watch the video.