AMD Threadripper 3960X Review Rundown
With Zen 2 for the Threadripper series today, AMD is now going after raw throughput, and combining that with almost double the number of cores that Intel can offer. The most affordable option, the 3960X combines the I/O die with eight Core Complex Dies (CCDs) while retaining comparable clocks with Ryzen 9 processors.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Anandtech have found the following[***]:
Zen 2 processors are built from four Zen 2 chiplets paired with a single I/O die, with each chiplet having 6 cores or 8 cores respectively. AMD has also lifted the lid on an upcoming 64-core variant, called the TR 3990X. For the first time in living memory, AMD and Intel are launching their CPUs on the same day.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
At $1,399, the Threadripper 3960X is by no means cheap, but it's still a good deal cheaper than the 3970X. Both suck up an equal amount of power: 280 watts thermal design power (up from 250 watts in the 2970WX) Each features support for the same number of usable PCI Express lanes: 72.
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Threadripper 3970X and 3960X launch alongside Intel's new Cascade Lake-X Core i9-10980XE. AMD's new architecture serves as the star of the show. The 'Castle Peak' design brings a new design that does away with many of the previous-gen Threadrippers' eccentricities.
- 1. ^ The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X Review: 24 and 32 Cores on 7nm. Anandtech. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Review. Pcmag. 2019-11-25. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 3. ^ AMD Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Review: High-End Domination. Tomshardware. 2019-12-20. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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