AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X (Zen 2) Processor Review (Page 2)

| Feb 7, 2020 at 8:00 am CST
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: AMDModel: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

The CPU and Test Setup


The new box is the same design as that for the 3960X and 3970X, pretty decent and compact, and you can put it on display afterward as it's designed that way with Threadripper written behind the CPU.

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The CPU comes with an Aestek bracket, a manual, a Torx wrench, a large sticker, a small sticker, and a warranty pamphlet. The CPU is in a holder, which makes it very easy to install the CPU without having to actually touch it, minimizing the chances of ESD killing the CPU.

Test Setup

Steven's CPU Test System Specifications

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AMD recommended we use a specific motherboard for the review due to RAM support.

  • Motherboard: ASRock TRX40 Creator
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
  • 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: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT

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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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