But Seby9123 only got to hold the world record for a couple of hours, as another extreme overclocker entered the fray. Safedisk’s Cinebench R23 score of 210,702 was achieved with liquid nitrogen cooling and a 6.25GHz overclock, and that’s where the record stands at the time of writing. However, considering how quickly the world record is getting broken, it might not even stand for a full 24 hours and could be toppled by the end of the day. In fact, the Cinebench R23 world record is getting broken so quickly that the official leaderboard can’t even keep up.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen such a rapid succession of world records in Cinebench R23. Soon after the CPU rendering benchmark was released in late 2020, several extreme overclockers began trying for the world record, and the CPU of choice was AMD’s Threadripper 3000 series. Over the course of a week starting on December 5, the world record was broken seven times: once with the 32-core 3970X and six with the 64-core 3990X. It’s possible we might even see a new world record in the amount of Cinebench R23 world records set in a single week.