AMD 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper TR 3960X Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

AMD 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper TR 3960X Review

Test Setup

AMD Ryzen Threadripper TR 3960X

G.Skill Trident Z 3600 MHz
Corsair Vengeance RGB 4000 MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2 - OS Drive
Aorus PCIE4 NVME - Storage Speed Tests
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H150i
Corsair ML Fans
Windows 10 1903

Overclocking

Naturally when you have this many cores available, the need to overclock it is greatly reduced. Partly because it's so powerful already, but partly because getting 24 cores to overclock without abusing your cooling solution or finding one core that isn't so happy to be pushed is asking a lot. However, overclocking all 24 cores is certainly possible and we managed to extract 4.3 GHz from the TR 3960X.

It is worth noting that the new Agesa update which improved the single threaded performance, coupled to the excellence of the prioritised cores and selective turbo work brilliantly at stock and are over-ridden when you manually overclock. Thus in those few tests we have which test the single threaded performance individually will see better results at stock than overclocked.

AMD 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper TR 3960X Overclocking  

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Most Recent Comments

25-11-2019, 11:40:44

AlienALX
Amazing!Quote

27-11-2019, 16:39:39

AngryGoldfish
It's absurd how CPUs are now at the stage where many programs and workloads can't leverage the potential fully. Obviously games are a big one, but it seems other programs and tasks may need to catch up. Intel is so far behind. It's amazing how a company so much bigger can fall so far behind.Quote

28-11-2019, 01:22:51

FTLN
If they could have only priced it exactly the same as the 10980xe then it would have been the ultimate intel killer !Quote

28-11-2019, 03:20:39

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
It's absurd how CPUs are now at the stage where many programs and workloads can't leverage the potential fully. Obviously games are a big one, but it seems other programs and tasks may need to catch up. Intel is so far behind. It's amazing how a company so much bigger can fall so far behind.
Well, go back some years and AMD dominated the CPU market while Intel were stuck sucking their thumbs. Then Sandy Bridge came along and boom. flipped control!

Intel could have stayed ahead from the get go. Their issue is greed, how they tried to milk the consumer and business segment with minuscule increases in performance and (in my eyes) major price increases. Couple that with immature short handed tactics, like their demo of the 28core CPU at 5ghz on all cores, being WATERCOOLED, or the CPU vulnerabilities. Their image is very hurt. Consumer might not care much for spectre, but enterprise and business units will.

AMD were working hard towards Zen, but of course, when you are stuck in the RnD phase with nothing to compete with, Intel got complacent. Zen exploded on the scene and put a serious dent in dominance.


By the way TTL,

Is there any way to present the numerical values on your graphs a little clearer? For me its not very easy on the eyes to extrapolate. Could it be embedded in the bars themselves perhaps?Quote

28-11-2019, 05:26:43

tgrech
Intel are behind because they havn't really released a new product for years, not from complacency but because they were too aggressive with 10nm and their expectations of EUV development, and have been stuck waiting for physicists to catch up. If Intel had actually been complacent and not set such crazy targets for 10nm they wouldn't be in this mess strangely.Quote
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