Intel breaks Cinebench R23 world record with its super powerful Sapphire Rapids chip

AMD Threadripper has been dethroned as the world champ as Intel’s Xeon W9-3495X 56-core workstation processor absolutely crushes it in the industry-standard Cinebench R23 benchmark.

Cinebench R23, in case you haven’t used it, is a visual rendering benchmark that breaks up an image into individual segments that are each drawn to the screen sequentially. The more processing cores and threads you have available to draw those segments, the quicker the entire image can be rendered and the higher a processors resulting score will be.