AMD Threadripper 3970X Review Rundown
The new AMD Threadripper processors are breathing new life into the high-end desktop market. AMD is now going after raw throughput, and combining that with almost double the number of cores that Intel can offer. The 3970X offers 64 lanes of PCI Express lanes, making multi-GPU, multi-NVMe setup (think RAID) uncompromised in performance. Unique to the Threadripper family amongst consumer desktop processors, the 3970X supports quad channel DDR4 up to 3200MHz.
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[***]:
The $1,999 AMD Threadripper 3970X is one of three elite chips in the third generation of AMD's mega-CPU line. It features 32 cores and 64 threads running at a 3.7GHz base clock and a 4.5GHz boost clock. It brings the heat to Intel's competing silicon, notably the spanking-new Core i9-10980XE Extreme.
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 3970X 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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