A Tale of Two Chips; AMD’s Story
If You’ve Got The Money, It’ll Cut Your Time
Meet the two members of the third generation of Threadripper, the 3960X and 3970X. At $1400 and $2000 respectively, we are seeing a complete reversal of the CPU market, it is now AMD that sports the highest price this generation as well as the performance crown for productivity. If you want to overwhelm your programs with multi-threaded domination, the 3970X’s 32 cores and 64 threads with a base clock of 3.7 GHz and boost of 4.5GHz is the way to go, if you don’t have an unlimited budget and have frequency sensitive applications then the 3960X with 24 cores and 48 thread running 3.8 GHz base, 4.5 boost might be a better choice. Just keep in mind that 280W TDP!
Techgage’s testing shows off just how impressive these chips are when used for the tasks they were designed for, they absolutely destroy the second generation’s performance numbers and trounce the i9-10980XE in all but a few tests which Intel still excels at. Check out the full review to watch AMD rip the market a new one.
The day many have been waiting for has arrived: AMD and Intel have officially launched their respective next-gen enthusiast processors. In this article, we're going to follow-up on our 3950X Linux article from last week to introduce both Intel's Core i9-10980XE and AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X into the test results.