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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X (Zen 2) Processor Review (Page 1)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X (Zen 2) Processor Review

AMD's mighty Ryzen Threadripper 3970X CPU has just launched. How does it perform? Let's see!

Steven Bassiri | Nov 25, 2019 at 08:05 am CST - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AMDModel: Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Introduction

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Some hours ago, we took a look at Intel's latest offering, the Core i9-10980XE, which is their flagship processor for the X299 platform, and now we are going to look at AMD's flagship processor, the 3970X. The CPU has 32 cores and 64-threads, and it's based on the new Zen 2 microarchitecture and TSMC's 7nm node, so AMD has really stepped up performance by a large margin on paper.

The new CPU aims to get rid of AMD's disadvantage in single-core performance and also up their game in multi-core performance as Intel has no CPU with over 28-cores, so let's see how they do.

Specifications

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The 3970X has boost speeds up to 4.5GHz, it has a crazy 144MB of cache, 32-cores and 64-threads, and utilizes the new TRX40 chipset. The new chipset offers a huge amount of performance increases, including a high amount of USB 3.2 Gen 2, quadruple the bandwidth between the CPU and chipset, and a lot of other new features.

Pricing

The Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is priced at $1999.

Last updated: Nov 26, 2019 at 06:11 am CST

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