AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X processor review

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X processor released by AMD; release date: 25 Nov 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $1399. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Zen 2 microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 24, threads - 48. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.5 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 68 °C. Manufacturing process technology - 7 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1.5 MB, L2 - 12 MB, L3 - 128 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-3200.

Supported socket types: sTRX4. Power consumption (TDP): 280 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3175
2707
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
88673
55514
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
5311
1267
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
36691
19997
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
14639
12426
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2707
PassMark - CPU mark 55514
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1267
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 19997
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 12426

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2
Launch date 25 Nov 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $1399
Place in performance rating 28
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 3.8 GHz
L1 cache 1.5 MB
L2 cache 12 MB
L3 cache 128 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 68 °C
Maximum frequency 4.5 GHz
Number of cores 24
Number of threads 48
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 512 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Sockets supported sTRX4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 280 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 64
PCI Express revision 4.0

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)