AMD Threadripper 3960X 24-Core 3.8GHz

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$1,399.00 -13%
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Threadripper 3960X 24-Core 3.8GHz Performance Specification
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3.8 GHz
4.5 GHz
24 cores
48 threads
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Socket sTRX4
64 Bit
Threadripper 3960X 24-Core 3.8GHz Game Requirement Analysis

The AMD Threadripper 3960X 24-Core 3.8GHz is a very high-end (HEDT) CPU based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. It offers 24 physical cores (48 logical), initially clocked at 3.8Hz, which may go up to 4.5GHz using Turbo Boost.

It has an unlocked multiplier, therefore it can be overclocked using traditional methods.

It has 128MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 2TB.

It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 280W, making it one of the most power intensive processors on the market. It also has a maximum temperature of 68C so appropriate CPU cooling will be necessary.

Among its many features are Enmotus FuzeDrive for AMD Ryzen, AMD SenseMI Technology, AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium, Virtualization, AES, AVX2, FMA4, XFR (Extended Frequency Range)

It doesn't feature an integrated GPU.

The Threadripper 3960X 24-Core 3.8GHz's high core count and solid clock speed make it a good but extremely expensive option for gamers. This CPU is better suited to prosumers and content creators who may be running high-intensity threaded applications. It will run AAA games very well. While a high clock speed is a priority for gaming, 24 cores is excessive for all gaming applications in 2020.

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Threadripper 3960X 24-Core 3.8GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
New World 82% 73%
Resident Evil 8 72% 48%
Battlefield 2042 74% 63%
Grand Theft Auto VI 73% 56%
Far Cry 6 73% 58%
FIFA 22 81% 75%
Forza Horizon 5 81% 73%
Battlefield 6 74% 63%
Dying Light 2 82% 63%
Star Citizen 71% 71%
Threadripper 3960X 24-Core 3.8GHz Extras
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