AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Windows Performance
First, we are going to move through our Windows suite before we proceed to our Linux testing. Instead of focusing on lower-end mainstream products, we are going to focus on higher-end parts.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AIDA64 Memory Test
AIDA64 memory bandwidth benchmarks (Memory Read, Memory Write, and Memory Copy) measure the maximum achievable memory data transfer bandwidth.
Here performance is overall very competitive. One can immediately see the impact of the DDR4-3200.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Cinebench R15
Here are our Cinebench R15 results:
Cinebench R15 is getting to be too small for these large chips. At the same time, we wanted to draw attention to the single-core results. Here, the Threadripper 3960X actually took top marks in our test.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Cinebench R20
We have started running Cinebench R20 in our workstation reviews as it is a much larger test. We have run these in up to 128 core/ 256 thread systems as you can see in Crushing Cinebench V5 AMD EPYC 7742 World Record Edition.
Again we see great single-thread performance. AMD has an architectural advantage here which is why they tend to use Cinebench often in their marketing. Still, one can see more performance than the last generation’s 32 core part.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Geekbench 4
Geekbench is a popular Windows benchmark. Soon we will start using Geekbench 5 as well.
In 2019, STH set a Geekbench 4 2P AMD EPYC 7742 World Record using a cousin to the Threadripper chip. One can see that the AMD chips perform extremely well here.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 3DMark PCI Express Bandwidth
3DMark feature tests are special tests designed to highlight specific techniques, functions or capabilities. The 3DMark PCI Express feature test is designed to measure the bandwidth available to your GPU over your computer’s PCI Express interface.
The test aims to make bandwidth the limiting factor for performance. It does this by uploading a large amount of vertex and texture data to the GPU for each frame. The result of the test is the average bandwidth achieved during the test.
Again solid performance. We re-tested the system with the PCIe Gen4 XFX AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and saw better numbers here, but not necessarily real-world performance figures. We are going to update the set of reviews with this in the future, but we need bigger AMD GPUs to make that matter beyond the networking and storage use cases we have seen in reviews such as our Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 Review.
Next, we are going to look at Windows system performance benchmarks.