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Posted on November 25, 2019

AMD's 3rd Gen Threadripper processors use the new Zen 2 microarchitecture, bringing substantial improvements over the previous models in this family. The Threadripper line already featured very high core counts, and combined with massively better per-core performance, these are very powerful high-end desktop (HEDT) CPUs.

AMD Threadripper 3960X and 3970X processors with a Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme motherboard

Here is a table showing the core specifications of the two processors in this generation:

   Threadripper 3960X  Threadripper 3970X
 Cores / Threads  24 / 48  32 / 64
 Base Clock Speed  3.8 GHz  3.7 GHz
 Max Boost Clock  4.5 GHz  4.5 GHz
 L1 / L2 / L3 Cache  2.25 / 12 / 128 MB  3 / 16 / 128 MB
 MSRP  $1299  $1999

And here is a list of articles examining performance of AMD's 3rd Gen Threadripper processors in popular applications:


Agisoft Metashape | Pix4Dmapper | RealityCapture


Adobe Lightroom | Adobe Photoshop


Adobe After Effects | Adobe Premiere Pro | DaVinci Resolve


Chaos Group V-Ray Next | Maxon Cinema 4D

Scientific Computing

Linpack and NAMD