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

Nov 25, 2019
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PRODUCT INFO

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X CPU / ASRock TRX40 Taichi Motherboard

2019
Type CPU / Motherboard
Price $1999 US / $499 US

Test Setup

For this review, I had access to the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor. AMD did not provide us with any equipment or processors for this review. The motherboards were sent to us directly by AIBs and the rest of the equipment was also sent to us by our partners.

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ASRock TRX40 Taichi & Threadripper 3970X Test Platform:

Processors UsedAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
Intel Core i9-7980XE
Intel Core i9-9900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
MotherboardASRock TRX40 Taichi
MemoryG.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series 32 GB (4 x 8GB) CL16 3600 MHz
Video CardsMSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z
Power SupplyASUS ROG THOR 1200W
Cooling SolutionsCorsair H115i Pro AIO Liquid
Solid State DriveSamsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
BIOS UsedTRX4TC1.15
OSWindows 10 64-bit

For overclocking, the maximum clock speeds I was able to achieve on the ASRock TRX40 Taichi were 4.2 GHz across all 32 cores and 64 threads with a fixed voltage supply of 1.305V. With the settings, we booted and stress-tested the processor for 1 hour in Prime 95 which ran stable.

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