Despite selling for $29,999, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor still has plenty of halo sleight of call, and the X86 desktop processor’s first 64-core 128-threaded processor is gloriously plus-size, running for the right time.
Take a look at the power of the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, which is manufactured using a 7nm process, based on the latest Zen 2 architecture, with 64 core 128 threads, but also a total of 282MB of cache, including 4MB of first-level cache, 32MB of second-level cache, 256MB of third-level cache, The base main frequency is 2.9GHz, with a maximum acceleration of 4.3GHz, supporting four-channel DDR4-3200 256GB memory, 64 PCIe 4.0 channels, and a thermal design power consumption of 280W.
For such a product, AMD marketing has two problems facing the test, one is a lot of software, including test software, not necessarily to play the advantages of 128 threads, and one is how AMD choose to compete.
Just choose comparison products is enough AMD marketing department headache, last December 3990X has not released when AMD even the opponent is not good to specify, now the marketing materials AMD finally gave it to find a rival – to the strong W-3275 processor.
The Xeon W-3275 processor is a 14nm process, Cascade Lake family product, 28 core 56 thread, frequency 2.5GHz to 4.4GHz, host DDR4-2933 memory, up to 1TB capacity (3990X max 256GB), up to 64 PCIe 3.0 channels , TDP 205W, 1,000 wholesale price $4449.
Essentially, the W-3275 is server-oriented, it is not the same product as the 3990X, but last year there was no W-3275X this product, some can be counted as the same type of product.
Even if you find an opponent, the results in the running points there is no suspense, after all, 64 nuclear 128 thread and 28 core 56 thread qualitative gap, the former performance less said lead 60%, more than 130%, this situation is completely crushed, there is no comparison, and the price is also $500 cheaper.