AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 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.
We had a few of the tests error out on us due to the core counts. That is not uncommon with new chips that substantially change the landscape. AMD sent us the chip with only a few days to test, so this is one of the areas that we see an impact on the testing timetable.
Looking at the individual results, some end up around the range of 32 core Threadripper parts. Others, such as the General Operations and Energy test segments absolutely show the Threadripper 3990X well beyond its competition.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 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.
As you can see, this is a workload that is highly Intel optimized. We are just going to keep moving on without spending too much time 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.
Clock speed is important. When the system runs into tasks where workloads cannot scale across cores, then we see results that are good, but not quite as good as some other options. This makes logical sense.
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.
Again, it almost feels like AMD designed these parts for media and entertainment creators. On Blender, the results scale very well versus 32 and 28 core alternatives. This is also a segment that can extract a lot of value from faster CPUs so it is a good fit for the 3990X.
Next, we are going to look at AIDA64 CPU Benchmarks.