80 cores at 3GHz, 310W of power and an incredible 44,000 Geekbench score. Ampere Altra Max Q8030 processor tested outside the server
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80 cores at 3GHz, 310W of power and an incredible 44,000 Geekbench score. Ampere Altra Max Q8030 processor tested outside the server

Der8auer, a well-known overclocker, was given a unique processor to test next. This is the Ampere Max Q8030, an 80 core server processor that uses the Arm v8 architecture.

It runs at 3 GHz and has 128 PCIe 4.0 lane connections. The CPU also features an eight-channel DDR4-3200 controller. This processor is extremely productive, it turns out.

Geekbench was the only place that this happened, as it was used by the author to test. The CPU used up to 310W of power and warmed up to 70° under this load.

 

The benchmark score was a modest 882 points in single-threaded mode and a remarkable 44,425 in multi-threaded. The Core i9-12900K scored just over 17,000 while the 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 5995WX was able to score 40,000, which is a previous record. It is still true if you talk about consumer processors (albeit conditionally), but in absolute terms, the Ampere Altra Max Q8030 runs 10% faster.

 

80 cores at 3GHz, 310W of power and an incredible 44,000 Geekbench score. Ampere Altra Max Q8030 processor tested outside the server
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