AMD Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Review: High-End Domination

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AMD Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Review: High-End Domination

In an incredible alignment of the silicon stars, AMD’s third-gen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X launch today alongside Intel’s new Cascade Lake-X Core i9-10980XE, giving us a look at the future of the high end desktop all in one go. 

Intel surely has its work cut out for it. Earlier this month, AMD showcased the advantages of its Zen 2 microarchitecture and 7nm process by cramming the 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X into its mainstream platforms, doubling the core count of Intel’s competing chips. That created a new tier of threaded performance for mainstream motherboards, one Intel simply can’t match, and upset Intel’s pricing structure for its high-end desktop lineup in the process.