AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X engineering sample makes startling initial showing on UserBenchmark
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An AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X engineering sample has been spotted on UserBenchmark by the noted data-miner _rogame. Although the database entry records the CPU as having 32 cores and 64 threads, which would make it more likely the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X, the tipster has asserted that it is the 64-core Threadripper 3990X in action. The name of the engineering sample gives evidence to that, as it is labeled as 100-000000163-01_43/29_Y, with 43/29 referring to the 4.3 GHz boost and 2.9 GHz base clocks of the Threadripper 3990X.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X engineering sample runs up a single-core score of 135 points, which is a decent enough score, but you wouldn’t purchase a 64-core monster based upon single-core performance. The Threadripper 3990X really starts showing some teeth in the 8-core benchmark, where it racks up 1,056 points. This actually puts it slightly behind its fellow Castle Peak processor, the 3970X, but this is an engineering sample of a CPU that has a lot more to show yet.
With 5,292 points scored in UserBenchmark’s 64-core test, this is where the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X can truly excel. In fact a quick look in the database charts shows that only the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X can currently top that score with 5,544 points, but that’s with 220 samples tested. The maximum score recorded by a single TR 3970X was 5,820 points, and it seems likely we can expect to see consumer market samples of the TR 3990X eclipse that score in the not too distant future.