AMD Ryzen 3970X Threadripper Review with 4000MHz DRAM

Test Setup and Overclocking

AMD Ryzen 3970X Threadripper Review

Test Setup

We've got a set of the blisteringly fast Patriot Viper Steel 4000 MHz to test the ultimate memory performance of the Ryzen TR 3970X. AMD have done sterling work with their 3rd Gen Ryzen on the memory bandwidth so we knew it was time to really push the boat out. Thus we have three results in our graphs, the blue stock, the green OC, and in yellow our OC with the Patriot memory.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper TR 3970X
G.Skill Trident Z 3600 MHz
Patriot Viper Steel 4000 MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2 - OS Drive
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H150i
Corsair ML Fans
Windows 10 1903

 

AMD Ryzen 3970X Threadripper Review  
AMD Ryzen 3970X Threadripper Review  
AMD Ryzen 3970X Threadripper Review 

Overclocking

The 24 core Ryzen Threadripper 3960X managed a reasonable overclock despite its hefty core count, and the 32 core 3970X continues this trend by pushing 4.3 GHz across all 64 threads. We just can't overstate what an incredible achievement AMD have performed by producing so many cores in such a usable package and still giving you enough headroom to push the clock speed should you require it.

The scores this thing generates should be mind-blowing. Let's find out. 

AMD Ryzen 3970X Threadripper Review  

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