AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X SPECworkstation 3.0.2
SPECworkstation 3 has been updated to 3.0.2 which measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming interfaces. As a result of the new update, we cannot compare between past version 3 results so we will show the screenshot of the results here and graph them in later reviews.
Here are the results compared to a few of the competitive solutions:
Here is part 2 of the results:
As you can see the performance of the Threadripper 3960X is close to and in a few cases exceeds what we saw on the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. At some point the platform gets power and memory bandwidth constrained. More cores are better, but it is at least worth pondering whether it is better to the point that it justifies the cost.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X PassMark 9
PassMark Performance Test allows you to benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests; it tests the entire PC and all its components.
PassMark 9.0 highly favors the Intel architectures so we see a rare Intel Core i9-10980XE victory here.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X PCMark 10
PCMark 10 is another system benchmark that we have not run to date but will start doing so in future reviews.
On the PCMark 10 side, one item we wanted to point out again is how close the 3960X and 3970X are as well as the $4449 Intel Xeon W-3275.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Blender Benchmark
The benchmark consists of two parts: a downloadable package which runs Blender and renders on several production files, and the Open Data portal on blender.org, where the results will be (optionally) uploaded. This benchmark can be downloaded here.
Back to rendering, which is a primary use case for the Threadripper 3960X we see great blender results again besting the previous-gen 2990WX.
Next, we are going to look at AIDA64 CPU Benchmarks.