AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Review

Written by Antony Leather

April 30, 2020 | 12:00

Tags: #3rd-gen-ryzen #7nm #socket-trx4 #trx40 #x399 #zen-2

Companies: #amd

Test Setup

We test 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs with MSI's Creator TRX40, 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs with Gigabyte's  X570 Aorus Master, but original/first-generation Ryzen CPUs are tested on the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC since they are incompatible with X570.

For memory, we use 16GB (2 x 8GB) of Corsair 3,466MHz Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4 for all CPUs, bumping that up to 32GB for HEDT tests. As of the launch of 3rd Gen Ryzen, we have found this speed to be stable across our entire selection of AM4 CPUs, and it's also the speed we use with all Intel CPUs. We're also using an EK Water Blocks EK-MLC Phoenix 240mm CPU cooler and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition.

Test System

  • Motherboard MSI Creator TRX40 
  • Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3,466MHz DDR4
  • Graphics card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition
  • PSU Corsair RM850i
  • SSD Samsung 970 Evo 2TB
  • CPU cooler EK Water Blocks EK-MLC Phoenix 240mm
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit

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