AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32 Core, $1999 US CPU Review With ASRock TRX40 Taichi Motherboard

Nov 25, 2019


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X CPU / ASRock TRX40 Taichi Motherboard

Type CPU / Motherboard
Price $1999 US / $499 US

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Processor - CPU / VRM Temperatures

For cooling, I used the Corsair H115i Pro AIO cooler which is fully compatible with the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper lineup and sTRX4 socket. These coolers come with a larger surface area that makes full contact with the huge IHS on the Threadripper chips. This huge contact allows for better heat transfer to help cool the processor effectively. Following are the results o 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper CPU in thermal benchmarking:

The Ryzen Threadripper chips come with liquid metal thermal paste on each of the four dies that are featured on the chip interposer. This refined thermal interface offers much better heat transfer than Intel's TIM and the Indium based solder design means that all air gaps are removed and the chip itself is tightly packaged so that the IHS can fully unload the heat from the dies and pass it straight to the cooler itself.

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