AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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:
If you just look at the Financial services figures, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X performs extremely well. If you delve into more of the details you will see that the Intel Core i9-10980XE is relatively competitive on a number of the tasks even with only 18 cores and at half the price. Simply having 32 cores does not mean that the Threadripper 3970X will be far ahead in every benchmark.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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.
This is, perhaps, one of the stranger results we saw. Here the Core i9-10980XE beats both the Threadripper 3970X and the Xeon W-3275. That is not what we would expect, but this is what we saw.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X PCMark 10
PCMark 10 is another system benchmark that we have not run to date but will start doing so in future reviews.
Here, we see a very close heat between the 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and the 24-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X. We also see that the Intel Xeon W-3275 is within 3% of the 3970X. Whereas the 3rd gen Ryzen is fairly close on a core/ core performance basis here, if we look down the chart we see a different story. The AMD Threadripper 2990WX is almost topped by the Intel Core i9-10980XE even though the Intel part has 14 fewer cores. That is a major generational leap.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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.
Blender is perhaps what we expect the Threadripper 3970X to perform best in. AMD is positioning the chip as a tool for creative professionals that consistently have tasks such as 3D rendering.
Next, we are going to look at AIDA64 CPU Benchmarks.