AMD 3rd Gen Threadripper Looks AMAZING! 3970X & 3960X Preview

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  • Published: 07 November 2019
  • AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors are on their way with the Threadripper 3970X and Threadripper 3960X. In this video we go through Threadripper 3's specs, release date, pricing and performance while also giving a few interesting details about the Ryzen 9 3950X. These might be the fastest CPUs of 2019!

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Comments • 334

  • HardwareCanucks
    HardwareCanucks   2 weeks back

    Here are some timestamps for all you guys:
    1:00 - Threadripper 3 Overview & Dumping a bit on Intel
    1:26 - Pricing
    1:44 - Specs!
    2:36 - Talking about TRX4 / TRX40
    3:56 - Deep diving into the platform
    4:52 - Performance
    5:16 - More details about that delayed 3950X
    6:49 - Specs vs competition
    7:36 - Eco Mode sounds like bae for ITX!
    7:56 - 3950X Performance

    • lee x
      lee x  3 days back

      3:48 that does not explain anything about Threadripper Build choice on 2nd gen threadripper when a 3900x can beat it at times and the 3960x is going to wipe the floor with it.

    • Michel Furman
      Michel Furman  1 weeks back

      Can you test the 3950x in gaming in 4K while streaming at 4K max quality plz?

    • lee x
      lee x  2 weeks back

      Cache might he larger but that's total L3 cache not unified cache like Intel typically, each ccx has 16mb L3 over 8mb that older ryzen and thredripper cpus,
      main performance benefit will 2x ccx cache size and center io die so same ram latency to any ccx and L3 to L3 ccx copy cache latency, as 1st gen and 2nd gen had to use the ccx infinity fabric to access the other ram controller channel, especially was a problem on the wx chips where it was horrible under windows

    • Louis rodriguez
      Louis rodriguez  2 weeks back

      No down side here brah.

    • Vustag
      Vustag  2 weeks back

      My man, thanks

  • Incognito NiagaraFallsCA
    Incognito NiagaraFallsCA  11 hours back

    Im sorry but to say these are expensive CPU's is nonsense. These are by far the best value for your money and under $2000 is not expensive. This power should cost $4000+... we are very lucky.

    • Adrian Fisher
      Adrian Fisher  22 hours back

      I'd like to see the speeds for rebuilding a full Gentoo Linux system.

      • Gizmoriderful Ye
        Gizmoriderful Ye  2 days back

        who cares if no compatibility with old motherboards lol, if you pay 2000dollars for processor, you propably want best of the best on mobo otherwise too

        • Adrian X
          Adrian X  3 days back

          Price + new platform ... Stinks like paperlaunch all the way.

          • lee x
            lee x  3 days back

            3:48 that does not explain anything about Threadripper Build choice on 2nd gen thread ripper when a 3900x can beat it at times and the 3960x is going to wipe the floor with it

            • Unnamed Shadow
              Unnamed Shadow  3 days back

              looking not worth all the hassle for that upgrade. I rather get the 3950x and still use an older motherboard.

              • Thomas Nguyen
                Thomas Nguyen  4 days back

                will it run crysis?

                • Vitali Bazilevschi
                  Vitali Bazilevschi  5 days back

                  It will be great if you guys can run some engineering software to see what is going on there some CAE or CAD, Video Editing is clear but I'm looking for example to build a powerful workstation on AMD for some CAE simulations and usually OEM have offering some copy paste specs and I consider Intel is not the only option.Thanks in advance

                  • Esk8 Forum
                    Esk8 Forum  6 days back

                    3950x is the sweet spot with good speed, they can even call it a Threadripper chip if they wanted to.

                    • MrAlexandriaTech
                      MrAlexandriaTech  7 days back

                      I already had the 3960X. It came out years ago...from Intel. Lol. This business with the naming of products is starting to get silly. AMD Threadripper 3960X. Intel Core i7 3960X. Intel X299 motherboards. AMD X399 motherboards.

                      • Robert Jif
                        Robert Jif  7 days back

                        Visual studio, or android studio testing please

                        • I couldnt come up with a name so i used this

                          I feel like we are ignoring the possibility of a 3990 or 3980 threadripper processor. 64 or 48 cores, and this is possible since the 3960 matches the 2970 and the 3970 matches the 2990. All speculation but I am curious.

                          • Phrates
                            Phrates  1 weeks back

                            Oh this is beautiful but so expensive

                            • Tachena Nhubu
                              Tachena Nhubu  1 weeks back

                              I still prefer intel, but I do love that AMD is kicking their butt so they can get their act together. Competition is great!

                              • Jack Wright
                                Jack Wright  3 days back

                                Why's that? No fanboyism; just wondering.

                            • Dihelson Mendonca
                              Dihelson Mendonca  1 weeks back

                              Will 3950X run a heavy Adobe After Effects project preview ( scrub ) in real time ? I´m sick and tired by not having a machine capable of previewing an AE project in real time. It´s a pain in the butt having to wait long minutes in order to see how a scene will be.

                              • Dihelson Mendonca
                                Dihelson Mendonca  1 weeks back

                                @Burak N. Kurt Hi, thanks for the answer. Indeed, my machine is somewhat old. A quad core I7 2600k overclocked to 5Ghz ( watercooler ), 16Gb ram, 2 Samsung 1Tb SSDs for media and scratch, and a GTX 780TI as video card ( 2300 cuda cores ). I like to work with heavy compositions ( those ones made for TV news with a lot of effects ), and it´s rather sad that when I open one of that I have to wait until that cursor is all green in order to watch in real time. Just to have an idea, when simply pressing the play on the compositions, mostly it will run at 0.1x from 24 fps ( it´s insane how this thing is slow ), so I have to wait until it is transfered to ram in order to preview. Why not playing and watch in real time ? Is there some machine capable to do that ?

                              • Burak N. Kurt
                                Burak N. Kurt  1 weeks back

                                Depends on how heavy your comps are. What kind of rig are you currently using? AE doesn't benefit too much from core counts as it is still not optimized for multicore processors. However it eats ram like it's nothing. More RAM and a fast reliable SSD for scratch disk will likely help you more.

                            • Walter Legere
                              Walter Legere  1 weeks back

                              I don't care who you are...if you're blowing this kind of money on a CPU and motherboard and ridiculous GPU just to have the "latest and greatest" because your gamer friends don't then you're an idiot with way more money than common sense... This stuff has just gotten incredibly stupid and they still have not broken the 5.0 GHz barrier yet...Call me when you do without burning down the house... maybe I'll pay attention then.

                              • Walter Legere
                                Walter Legere  1 weeks back

                                @Burak N. Kurt - Whatever... if you're spending this kind of cash for a workstation then you're just as big of an idiot as the gamers. There isn't a single corporate network on the planet that can move data this fast or even recognizes this chip. Keep dreaming and wasting your money.

                              • Burak N. Kurt
                                Burak N. Kurt  1 weeks back

                                This is not a gaming CPU. It will run any game just fine but If you buy it for gaming only then yeah it's stupid. As a workstation CPU however, they're a dream.

                            • Burak N. Kurt
                              Burak N. Kurt  1 weeks back

                              I get why they had to change the socket but I'm kind of bummed with the news. I was looking forward to upgrading my 1950x to one of these but I can't afford or justify an entirely new build now with DDR5 rumored to be right around the corner. My current build will have to do with another year or two.

                              • Vyacheslav Kotov
                                Vyacheslav Kotov  1 weeks back

                                Fuck AMD, they promised not change socket! and what now?? i can put my tr4 motherboard in trash???? I'm going back to intel

                                • bgtubber
                                  bgtubber  1 weeks back

                                  🤦‍♂️ AMD never promised socket compatibility for the TR4 platform. They promised socket compatibility only for AM4.

                              • shiitty2011
                                shiitty2011  1 weeks back

                                "Without any further ado, let's get into it, right after one more ado."

                                • Jason Gooden
                                  Jason Gooden  1 weeks back

                                  The day has come when a CPU has 100 times more memory on chip than a floppy disk has storage.

                                  • FragBoy Stewie
                                    FragBoy Stewie  1 weeks back

                                    Finally! I can run three tabs at once on Chrome!

                                    • kosyoyanev
                                      kosyoyanev  1 weeks back

                                      AMD eF up pretty fast. They have 18% market share. I thought they will wait for at least 35% market share before go all in on insane pricing. Not only the CPUs are crazy expensive. Look at the mobos. This must be a product marketing made by insane people. I predict plateau and then declining again for AMD. The scale of Intel is too big to last forever catching up.

                                      • bgtubber
                                        bgtubber  1 weeks back

                                        Insane pricing? The new Threadrippers are just 100-200$ more expensive, dude. Something like 7-10%. If you're already paying over $1300 for a CPU, that's negligible. Especially when we take into account that the new Threadrippers are 35-40% faster than their last gen counterparts (~15% IPC increase + ~27% base clock increase), while also having more PCI-E lanes and support for PCI-E 4.0. Intel's 24-core CPUs start at over $3000 and are not even as fast due to their lower clock speed, not to mention the lack of PCI-E 4.0. That's what I call insane pricing.

                                    • PrimeEXE
                                      PrimeEXE  1 weeks back

                                      🔥AMD ALL THE WAY!🔥

                                      • René Pouliot
                                        René Pouliot  1 weeks back

                                        The prices you quote are in CAD$ or US $

                                        • Anibal Perez
                                          Anibal Perez  1 weeks back

                                          Now if AMD could get their heads out their asses when it comes to GPUs then we would have some real competition across processing and graphics

                                          • Sam Dunlop
                                            Sam Dunlop  1 weeks back

                                            My entire system- a Ryzen 5 3700x system with a 2080 super, scoring in the 91st percentile for firestrike - costs less than the 3970x

                                            • JJSmith Lago
                                              JJSmith Lago  1 weeks back

                                              So what you need new mobos? Intel's been making you buy new mobo's even when the chip is basically the same.

                                              • keokio7
                                                keokio7  1 weeks back

                                                love AMD and what they are doing.. but the prices are just too high. No way I'll get a threadripper now

                                                • bgtubber
                                                  bgtubber  1 weeks back

                                                  If you don't have the money for a Threadripper system, then most likely you are not the target customer group for these CPUs. If you really need a fast and high-core count CPU that doesn't break the bank, 3950x and 3900x are really good. Most of the times the 12-core 3900x is faster than my 16-core Threadripper 1950x.

                                              • David Diaz Bustamante
                                                David Diaz Bustamante  1 weeks back

                                                Really want to see rendering benchmarks for v-ray and corona please! Also some performance check on unity and/or UE, thanks for the solid work!

                                                • VLadimir Lemm
                                                  VLadimir Lemm  1 weeks back

                                                  real tests?

                                                  • Lothar Scholz
                                                    Lothar Scholz  1 weeks back

                                                    Waiting for January and the 64 core threadripper. Or better i'm waiting until next year to get 4th gen Threadripper with 64 core and 256 threads. One thread per source code file i compile.

                                                    • Mr11ESSE111
                                                      Mr11ESSE111  1 weeks back

                                                      looks amazing costs even more amazing

                                                      • Barıs Korkmaz
                                                        Barıs Korkmaz  1 weeks back

                                                        I need Rtx 3080 ti or an equivalent card from AMD asap before 1H 2020

                                                        • Fester Addams
                                                          Fester Addams  1 weeks back

                                                          Do not wear brand new clothing like a doll on display and do not bore us with your excuse answers.

                                                          • Rob Estey
                                                            Rob Estey  1 weeks back

                                                            Excellent review Eber - so so so excited. Go AMD.

                                                            • kgonepostl
                                                              kgonepostl  1 weeks back

                                                              I'm rocking first gen threadripper on this computer I'm typing on................I'm not spending $1400. No fucking way. That's nearly double.

                                                              • DD
                                                                DD  1 weeks back

                                                                AMD: Now get to work on your GPU. Your work is far from over. In this biz, you relax, you die.

                                                                • anonamous365
                                                                  anonamous365  1 weeks back

                                                                  Thanks for spending a shit tone on first gen mobo...now go fk yourself

                                                                  • Manjushri
                                                                    Manjushri  1 weeks back

                                                                    People use the 9900k for 240hz 1080p gaming all the time. Im sure the R9 3950x will be used for the same, especially for content creators and stuff.

                                                                    • Steven Davidson
                                                                      Steven Davidson  1 weeks back

                                                                      Man, that 24 core looks tempting. That price though, especially considering a motherboard is probably gonna set me back another $500...

                                                                      • herishmerish
                                                                        herishmerish  1 weeks back

                                                                        3950X......3.5 GHz base.....it's a lower base clock lower than the 3600

                                                                        • herishmerish
                                                                          herishmerish  1 weeks back

                                                                          @bgtubber true, but in gaming it will be nearly identical to the lowest end ryzen.

                                                                        • bgtubber
                                                                          bgtubber  1 weeks back

                                                                          The TDP will have to be raised to over 105W if the base clock were higher. We are talking 16 cores in a 105W TDP CPU! That's quite the achievement. Even with a bit lower base clock, it will crush any other CPU in multi-threaded workloads, excluding the new Threadrippers and maybe 10980xe.

                                                                      • herishmerish
                                                                        herishmerish  1 weeks back

                                                                        You guys should run older games in on these and see what fps boost the cache can get. Halo CE gets a 2x boost on 3700x vs 2700x because of massive increase in cache.

                                                                        • Crusader B
                                                                          Crusader B  1 weeks back

                                                                          MOAAR GAMECACHE

                                                                          • Michael Baldwin
                                                                            Michael Baldwin  1 weeks back

                                                                            All well and good..but Threadripper will still be slower than using GPU's for Rendering (for Example in Blender Etc), even with all their core counts.

                                                                            • Ikarim
                                                                              Ikarim  1 weeks back

                                                                              athlon 3000G unboxing is something i look more forward to

                                                                              • ISOHaven
                                                                                ISOHaven  1 weeks back

                                                                                And now for the bad news.....that's not bad news. In fact it's good news! Why on Earth would you want forever cross compatibility? You've been on that platform for YEARS.

                                                                                • Austin D1995
                                                                                  Austin D1995  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Im getting the 3960x