AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 3.7 GHz 32-Core TRX4 Processor

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 3.7 GHz 32-Core TRX4 Processor
Key Features
  • 32 Cores & 64 Threads
  • 3.7 GHz Clock Speed
  • 4.5 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • TRX4 Socket
Fully realize your creative vision with the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 3.7 GHz 32-Core TRX4 Processor from AMD, which has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.5 GHz. A member of AMD's 3rd generation of Ryzen processors, this processor features 32 cores with 64 threads in a TRX4 socket with 16MB of L2 cache memory and 128MB of L3 cache memory. Having 32 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 64 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also has a TDP of 280W.
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AMD Threadripper 3970X Overview

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Fully realize your creative vision with the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 3.7 GHz 32-Core TRX4 Processor from AMD, which has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.5 GHz. A member of AMD's 3rd generation of Ryzen processors, this processor features 32 cores with 64 threads in a TRX4 socket with 16MB of L2 cache memory and 128MB of L3 cache memory. Having 32 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 64 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also has a TDP of 280W.

Graphically, the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X does not contain any integrated graphics, meaning that users will need to purchase a dedicated graphics card of their choice. It is also unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked past its maximum turbo frequency. However, this is not recommended, as it will cause the processor to run much hotter.

Please note that a CPU cooler is not included and must be purchased separately.

General Features
Proven by Hollywood
The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper has already demonstrated its value to special effects artists for major motion picture studios.
Improved Motherboards & Technologies
AMD TRX40 motherboards feature the debut of advanced PCIe 4.0 connectivity on high-end desktops, delivering more bandwidth for creators than before.
32 Cores & 64 Threads
32 cores provide 64 threads of simultaneous multi-processing power, while 144MB of combined cache and vast I/O from the enthusiast-grade AMD TRX40 platform work together to deliver high-end performance that includes 88 total PCIe 4.0 lanes for large GPU and NVMe needs, plus quad-channel DDR4 with available ECC support.
NVMe RAID Support
Combine up to six NVMe disks for speed or redundancy with Ryzen Threadripper processors. Want even more? Get double the bandwidth with PCIe Gen 4, exclusively for high-end desktops on AMD TRX40 motherboards.
Zen Core Architecture
Improved energy efficiency, higher clock speeds, and more cores.
AMD Ryzen Master Utility
The simple and powerful overclocking utility for AMD Ryzen processors.
UPC: 730143311908

AMD Threadripper 3970X Specs

General
CPU ModelAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
CPU SocketTRX4
Manufacturing Process7 nm
Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes88 (Revision 4.0)
UnlockedYes
Performance
Number of Cores32
Number of Threads64
Base Clock Speed3.7 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed4.5 GHz
L3 Cache128 MB
Memory Support
Memory SupportDDR4 3200 MHz
ECC MemoryYes
Channel ArchitectureQuad Channel
Power
Thermal Design Power (TDP)280 W
Included Thermal SolutionNone
Maximum Temperature154.4°F / 68°C
Integrated GraphicsNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 6.8 x 4.4"

AMD Threadripper 3970X Reviews

The best processoryou can get

By Aditya
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

Absolutely a monster of a CPU. Flies through my video editing and photo editing tasks like butter. Never had a system overload. I can render 4K footage in the background and still keep editing my photos and other things without any slowdowns.

Outstanding product.

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-25

The item was worth the wait and it took almost a month because shipping by the USPS was slow. The processor is out standing with no issue to speak of.

Fast & Hot

By Kyle
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-15

The first one I purchased was defected and had to be returned. The second one is fully functional and is very fast. I recommend water cooling if you have any plans to overclock since it runs hot. Even without overclocking water cooling would be a good idea. It leaves my previous Intel 6950 CPU in the dust.

Improves workflow speed

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-12

Running quiet with a Noctua fan cooler & 64GB DDR4 3000 runs ~20% slower than a friend's setup with 128 DDR4 3600. Speeds up light baking, android builds, HLOD creation and engine building in unreal engine. Runs as fast as a Titan X (pascal) for graphics rendering in blender. Boots fast using a WD Firecuda 520. Only Reason 10 had issues - I had to disable multithreading & it's great now. 4x+ faster than my last i7 6850k.

Awesome CPU

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-09

Plays Fornite soooooo smoothly and I can have a few VMs running at the sametime.

An incredibly fast processor... when it actually works.

By Josh
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-28

I bought this processor from B&H in the middle of January, and it (and its replacements) have given me nothing but trouble. Most of the time when I try to power up the system this is in, it won't even POST. If I do get it running, I can't utilize 64 threads or else the processor crashes and the system fails to POST immediately after. Sometimes it will crash when using 32 threads or less. I tried 3 different motherboards, 2 different power supplies, and 2 different sets of memory (at the suggestion of a motherboard manufacturer) and finally RMA'd the processor. B&H handled things very quickly so kudos to them. New processor arrives. Same instability problems. I figure it's possible I got 2 bad processors (though very unlikely) so I send the processor to AMD to be inspected and replaced if needed. After a few weeks, AMD sends me a replacement. I install the CPU in my system and, to this day, I continue to have stability issues with this CPU. In addition to the various hardware troubleshooting I performed, I also tried various bios versions. Obviously, that didn't help either, else I might not have bothered with such a negative review. I have built many computers, (including dual-socket systems), so my issues are almost certainly not user-error. I was really excited to have such a powerful processor and get away from Intel's overpriced and mediocre products. I guess I'll be sticking with Intel's underwhelming (but stable and reliable) CPUs in the future.

Monster CPU

By Suchan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

A beast of a CPU to tackle all your computing needs! I am using this with GIGABYTE Aorus Master TRX40 motherboard inside a Be Quiet 601 casing. I initially used a MSI MAG CORELIQUID 360R hoping it will cool the CPU but I was wrong, this thing runs hot in excess of 100C so I got myself an ICE GIANT Prosiphon Elite cooler and with it, the temperature is under control with a max of 80C under full load. If you are investing on this CPU be sure to get a quality cooler that's build for Threadripper to unleash it's full potential!

Stable multithread power for Maya

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-07

I use this processor in a Maya / Arnold render build. It delivers stable rendering over days and weeks. I also run a fast Intel i9 machine and the Threadripper beats the i9 for rendering. In retrospect, I wish I had purchased the 64 core version but this one works well.

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Which is the best cooling system for this CPU?

Which is the best cooling system for this CPU?
Asked by: Toms
Here is also a list of AMD approved cooling solutions: https://www.amd.com/en/thermal-solutions-threadripper and here is a thread on AMD with more ideas: https://community.amd.com/thread/248834
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2020-07-08
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