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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X engineering sample makes startling initial showing on UserBenchmark

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X will be released on February 7. (Image source: AMD/Xataka)
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X will be released on February 7. (Image source: AMD/Xataka)
An engineering sample of an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has turned up on UserBenchmark and offered up huge scores that still have room for improvement. The 64-core part was a component in a system that also featured the Prime TRX40-Pro motherboard from Asus and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Unsurprisingly, the measured 64-core score was massive.
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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.

TR 3990X ES results. (Image source: UserBenchmark)
TR 3990X ES results. (Image source: UserBenchmark)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-01-31 (Update: 2020-01-31)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.