Armari shatters the SPECWorkstation® V3 world record

On the 9th September officially recognised the Armari® Magnetar® X64T has set a new SPECWorkstation® v3.0.4 world record.

Last year AMD introduced the 3rd Generation of the AMD Ryzen processors, which took the world by storm, with impressive performance and up to 16 cores, broke multiple performance records and positioned AMD significantly ahead in the race for mainstream high performance desktop processors.

The world was not ready for what was still in store from AMD. In November 2019, the company launched the 3rd Gen Threadripper processor family, followed shortly by the announcement at CES 2020 of the most powerful processor in the world … the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper 3990X, which boasts 64 Cores and 128 Threads in a single socket, which along with 288MB of Cache and Boost Frequencies up to 3.5GHz out of the box, makes it an absolutely incredible solution for professionals looking for the absolute top performance and great expandability thanks to 72 PCIe lanes available for I/O.

The ARMARI Magnetar® X64T is based on a fully custom designed workstation chassis and bespoke FWL processor cooling solution to maximize the performance of the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3990X processors. The Magnetar® X64T workstation enables the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3990X to run up to 4.1GHz sustained on all 64-cores (all-core). This marks a significant uplift in performance over other solutions that rely on off the shelf AIOs (All-in-One) processor liquid coolers. The FWL cooling in the Magnetar offers more than double the cooling capacity of the best AIO on the market.

Armari verses the next two fastest machines’ result table

Armari Magnetar® X64T

AMD Threadripper 3990X



Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8276L CPU @ 2.20GHz

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

LENOVO ThinkStation P920

Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 CPU @ 2.70GHz

VIDIA Quadro GV100

Media and Entertainment7.044.724.89
Product Development10.856.074.74
Financial Services10.558.7811.85
Life Sciences 8.245.895.09
Energy 9.095.444.23
General Operations2.532.272.13
CPU 7.494.964.8
Storage 5.233.542.34
Graphics 5.434.584.6
OpenCL 5.334.954.88

When testing the 64 Core Magnetar X64T workstation, we were astonished to discover it was 12x faster in VFX rendering than our older workstations and 4x faster than some of our newest workstations.

Jeremy Smith, CTO Jellyfish Pictures

SPECworkstation® 3 benchmark

The SPECworkstation® 3 benchmark measures all key aspects of workstation performance based on diverse professional applications. More than 30 workloads containing nearly 140 tests in the SPECworkstation 3 benchmark exercise CPU, graphics, I/O and memory bandwidth. The workloads are divided by application categories that include media and entertainment (3D animation, rendering), product development (CAD/CAM/CAE), life sciences (medical, molecular), financial services, energy (oil and gas), general operations, and GPU compute.


Ryzen Threadripper

64 cores and 128 threads for lightning-fast rendering workloads. An unprecedented 88 total PCIe® 4.0 lanes to meet large GPU and NVMe needs.Up to 288MB of combined cache for rapid access to large data sets. Up to 256GB Quad-channel DDR4 with available ECC support for reliable throughput.


Armari Magnetar X64T-RD1600G3/FWL

FROM £5,176

Now officially the world’s fastest Professional workstation.

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor
  • Armari FWL bespoke liquid cooling system
  • 1600W/2000W Modular Power Supply
  • Up to 3 full sized GPUs
  • Up to 256GB, 3600MHz memory
  • PCI Express Generation 4
  • Up to 4x HDD/SSDs + 7x M.2 SSDs
  • Up to 64-Cores & 128-Threads
  • 2.5GbE + 1GbE LAN & WiFi 6
  • Full 3 Year Warranty as Standard