MSI TRX40 Creator Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI TRX40 Creator Preview

Test Setup

MSI TRX40 Creator
AMD Ryzen Threadripper TR 3960X
G.Skill Trident Z 3600 MHz
Corsair Vengeance RGB 4600 MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2 - OS Drive
Aorus PCIE4 NVME - Storage Speed Tests
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H150i
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

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.

Like the Aorus Xtreme the MSI Creator manages to squeeze plenty of extra clock speed from all of the cores available on the TR 3960X, so the heavyweight benchmarks in our test suite should see an uptick in performance over the stock setup, and it also demonstrates how great the initial configuration of the new Creator design PCB is.

MSI TRX40 Creator Overclocking  

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