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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X leaves nearest Intel rival far in the distance as it tops PassMark's CPU Mark chart

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has a boost clock of 4.3 GHz. (Image source: AMD)
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has a boost clock of 4.3 GHz. (Image source: AMD)
A few samples of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3990X have started appearing on PassMark and the results have been outstanding. The 64-core monster unsurprisingly shot straight to the top of the CPU Mark chart, which is already dominated by AMD processors. The nearest Intel rival, the Xeon W-3275M, languishes over 20,000 points behind in eighth place.
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We have already had experience of how well the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X from AMD can perform, and now another synthetic benchmark has had the pleasure of being blown apart by the processor’s performance capabilities. The latest CPU Mark chart from PassMark is now headed by the new Castle Peak processor, as spotted by Redditor u/freddyt55555. The Threadripper 3990X amassed a huge score of 55,444 points.

It’s always important to put these scores into context with a few comparison examples. The powerful AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor managed a decent mark of 35,719 points and the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X scored an incredible 48,379 points. But you have to look down the chart for quite a while before finding a non-Xeon processor from Intel. The Core i9-10980XE scored 30,908 points, although in all fairness it is much cheaper than the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

Price has to be mentioned here too. It’s expected that an expensive part like the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X should dominate charts like those of PassMark CPU Mark. It costs nearly US$4,000, and the top of the chart is headed by very expensive processors, although the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X stands out once more thanks to its amazing price/performance ratio. But the chart lists Intel’s Xeon W-3275M at a price of over US$7,400, so in this case the new Threadripper 3990X almost looks like a powerful bargain in comparison.

It should be noted how well the 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X performed, scoring 48,379 points while being half the price of its 64-core relative. The margin of error for the Threadripper 3990X’s performance score is still high due to the low number of tested samples (four at the time of writing), while 62 samples of the Threadripper 3970X have been through the benchmark, leaving a low margin for error. There’s no doubt that AMD has a couple of chart champions with the Zen 2 Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3990X.

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. (Image source: PassMark)
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. (Image source: PassMark)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-02-22 (Update: 2020-02-22)
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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.