AMD Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Retail Retest

Conclusion

AMD Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Retail Retest

Conclusion

We've already expressed our thoughts about the Ryzen Threadripper and this retail edition doesn't really adjust the majority of our feelings.

If you happened to miss our first look at the Threadripper 1950X then firstly, we're booing you, and secondly the main points are as follows :

The Ryzen 1950X Threadripper is ridiculously powerful if given the right task. When raw core numbers are important to your application then this is capable of matching anything you bring to the party. Even fully loaded it still strolls along at a decent Gigahertz rate and that is more than enough to keep you smiling through the render. When your application only requires a core or two then the limited clock speed of the Threadripper can make it less obviously capable when compared to more affordable options. Owning a Ryzen 1950X and not using it to its fullest is like owning a Veyron and only using it to pop to the corner shop for some milk.

Heat is, as you would expect with something this big, sporting this many cores absolutely key to keeping things running at their peak. The original ES Threadripper was a toasty number but not a patch on the heat generated by the retail sample. We were running a 360 AIO and even that was struggling to keep temperatures under control when the CPU was under heavy loading. You must have a similar setup at minimum but we really would recommend investing in custom watercooling if you are thinking about overclocking all of the cores. After all, if you can afford this processor you can certainly afford to keep it frosty and to do anything less would be sacrilege.

If you can keep it cool, and if your workflow will be able to push it to its limits so that you can get the benefits from your investment then the Ryzen 1950X is just as good as it was when we first looked at it.

Discuss your thoughts about the Threadripper Retail Retest on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

03-09-2017, 12:31:09

Ishimuro
So forexample: Streaming, whilst Video Encoding and Gaming would be the "Manual OC but not as High OC" category? Or would it be better to let the Processor decide which of these applications might need a boost at the moment?

Nice Video!Quote

03-09-2017, 13:16:44

NeverBackDown
It's always best to OC yourself.Quote

03-09-2017, 14:12:49

Chopper3
"is capable of matching anything you bring to the party" - not compared to Xeons or even EPYCs though.Quote

03-09-2017, 14:21:35

YonnyMestampo
I also have a a 1950x and a Corsair H110i GTX for almost a month now. I am able to get stable OC at 4.1Ghz but not 4.2
The only reason for that is the AIO can't cool down the CPU.
I will do some tests whenever I get a cooling solution designed specifically for Threadripper. I hope TTL does this as well because the whole results are going to be different when we are able to overclock.Quote

03-09-2017, 22:33:39

Timmyjoe
Hey, long time listener first time caller. I have a 1950x rig and I am Prime 95 stable at 4.05 GHz on Noctua's TR4 NH-U15 with 2 140mm fans. Volts are set at 1.4 and although it gets to 85C in prime I don't see it get passed 75 unless it's a really hot day under regular load. I have a lot of airflow in my Thermaltake View 31 case though.

I compared the round Acetek cold plate to Noctua's design

I found that a 240mm AIO was no match for air cooling with the proper cold plate design. Enermax is sending me their TR4 360 AIO and I am expecting it to allow me to push things a lot further. I think AMD really should have had the big boys on board, Corsair, Thermaltake ect to design proper cooling rather than just suggesting you use the round cooler.

Anyways. I think Threadripper is actually better suited to overclocking than Ryzen 7 was now that the silicon has matured and it won't be crazy to see 4.2 GHz stable on all cores with a proper interface and custom cooling.Quote
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