EPYC 9V84 ES CPU scores so high it could compete in HWBOT ranking
Yesterday it was reported that AMD’s unreleased EPYC 9684X Genoa-X CPU has been spotted over at Goofish platform, a Chinese second-hand market where one easily find unreleased hardware from both AMD and Intel. The engineering samples sold on this platform do not represent the final product, but the results are still quite impressive.
The most recent is a custom data-center CPU listed as EPYC 9V84. This is a 96-core and 192-thread processor with a clock speed ranging from 2.0 to 2.4 GHz. The product listing at Goofish does not offer a photo of the processor, but the seller shares a screenshot from the Cinebench R23 multi-core test.
It would appear that EPYC 9V84 scored 111383 points on the test. This may not be the world record, but it would indeed put the processor in the top 10 scores of all time, according to HWBOT overclocking ranking. What is important in this case is that no overclocking was applied to 9V84.
According to the product listing, it costs 21,000 RMB, which is around $3,000. That is a massive price for a processor, but this sounds like a bargain given the current pricing of EPYC 9654 (96-cores), retailing at 12K USD. However, one should remember that this is prerelease hardware that may not work on all SP5 motherboards, although the seller claims this should not be a problem.
Earlier this month, a dual Zen5 EPYC configuration featuring the same benchmark was leaked. That system was able to score even higher at 123K points. In this case, we are looking at a single socket CPU and running stock settings on prerelease hardware.