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.
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.
The Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is priced at $1999.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [The CPU and Test Setup]
- Page 3 [CINEBENCH, wPrime, and AIDA64]
- Page 4 [Blender, Handbrake, ScienceMark, and SuperPI]
- Page 5 [UNIGINE and 3DMark]
- Page 6 [Gaming]
- Page 7 [Overclocking and Power Consumption]
- Page 8 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]