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

Steven Bassiri | Nov 25, 2019 at 08:05 am CST - 1 min, 4 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AMDModel: Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

The CPU and Test Setup

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The new box is a neat design, but it's not easy to open up the box, and once you unlatch the CPU lock, it's very hard to get it back in there. The CPU looks the same as the older Threadripper CPUs, but it requires the new TRX40 chipset motherboard.

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The CPU is pretty typical, with a very large heatspeader. The CPU comes with an Aestek bracket, a manual, a Torx wrench, a large sticker, a small sticker, and a warranty pamphlet.

Test Setup

Steven's CPU Test System Specifications

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That RAM is gorgeous, right?

  • Motherboard: ASRock TRX40 Taichi
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
  • Cooler: Enermax Liqtech II 360
  • Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 4x16GB 3600MHz
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • Storage - Boot Drive: Kingston KC2000 1TB
  • Storage - USB Drive: Corsair Voyager GS 64GB
  • Case: Corsair Obsidian 900D
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM1000
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Monitor: ASUS PA328 ProArt 32" 4K
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX
  • Mouse: Corsair M65 PRO RGB
  • Headset: Corsair VOID RGB Wireless

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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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