So Far 2019 is a very good year for the AMD, the released Zen2 chips the Ryzen 5, 7 and 9 which performed much better when compared to the intel counterparts and were much cheaper,
so the only thing remaining was to release the Zen2 HEDT chips. And so here we are The AMD Ryzen threadripper zen2 is here, The Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.
And boy the results are fascinating
First start with the general specs of the high end model the Threadripper 3970X, it has a whopping 32 core and 64 threads with a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a Max Boost clock of 4.5 GHz at single-core, having 128 MB l3 Cache a TDP of 280 W, and supporting the latest Gen 4 PCIe version, having 4 memory channels supporting up to 3200 MHz of DDR4 memory. And needing a new TRX4 Socket
The specs on the paper look pretty amazing and give’s some big update over the previous-gen Zen+ chips.
In performance, the Threadripper follows the same trend as that of the other Zen2 Ryzen series,
The Intel’s HEDT flagship the intel core i9-10980XE is nowhere near the Zen2 threadripper, in terms of multicore performance like video editing, CAD/CAM simulations, other simulations like Blender and all other multithreaded processes, scoring almost double as that of 10980XE in cinebench R20 and POV-Ray, and many more benchmarks and the threadripper coming in the range of the Epyc series the workstation-class chips and performing better than some of the Intels Workstation Class chips like the Zeon W-3175X, its performance is the best one can get in this segment.
NOTE: Better performance can be achieved by using better cooling solutions like Custom water cooling.
While in gaming, the i9-9900K is still a better option but the threadripper is not far behind and gives some amazing results.
The previous year the Zen+ Threadripper chips were good at multicore performance but were performed bad at the processes like games, but this year AMD has listened to its consumers at gave out a Chip which gives amazing results in multicore processes and very good results in processes like games.
One Thing Which is very different for the previous-gen AMD Chips is that in the previous generation the chips can be easily supported by very old sockets also but in the Zen2 chips the socket is changed it may look same but the orientation of the pins is different, this may be a bad news for some who bought an expensive motherboard for the previous-gen Ryzen threadripper and are hoping to update to the latest gen, but not everything is bad about this change as by this effect, the process which does not take full advantage of the multi-threaded and is mostly restricted due to NUMA node conditions are not restricted in this chipset the main example being the Adobe After effects, as after-effects mostly uses a single core so the higher frequency of the 10980XE is having the advantage here but the Threadripper is also not very far and performs much better than its previous generation
You will have to use a TRX4 socket.
The pricing for the Zen 2 threadripper is a bit much than the Intels HEDT, while that of the top model the 3970X is almost double as that of the 10980XE.
well this may not go well with some of the people but for some people for whom while compiling a video every second matters than, for them the result may vary because the threadripper was able to gain as much as almost 13 mins ahead of the 10980XE and giving benchmark results close to the AMD EPYC series, the workstation-class chips, the price may be well defined for some buyers.
While the 3960X the 24 Core variant cost 1400$ for most of the people is a much better and affordable option with a better price to performance ratio, but in the end, it all comes to the need of the buyer.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X(24 cores,48 threads) – 1400$(100000 INR)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X(32 cores,64 threads) – 2000$(140000 INR)
Here are some benchmarks results for processes for multithreaded workload
and here are some benchmarks for the Games and process which mostly don’t take advantage of the multiple threads