AMD is releasing two new high-end desktop processors.
The Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the 3970X.
They claim that these processors are the most powerful desktop processors ever created for creators.
You might be thinking that's a load of bull and I would usually tend to agree.
But when you look at the specs of these CPUs, they are absolutely jaw-dropping, specifically the core count and the clock speed.
So what makes these two specs so intriguing?
Well, you first have to understand what a CT is, of course is a processing unit in a CPU.
The more cores your CPU has, the more instructions or calculations your CPU can execute at the same time.
Let's use a common test called cinebench.
As an example, In this first test notice how quickly the image is being rendered.
In the Task Manager Window, you can see all the cores operating.
Now let's take a look at Cinebench is single core test.
Notice how much slower the image is rendering.
Now take a look at the side by side
Does this mean having a high core count make a CPU the best CPU?
You have to consider the clock speed, which is how fast a single core can operate.
For a long time consumers had to pick between a high core count and slow clock speeds, or fast clock speeds and low core counts.
But Andy has found a sweet medium with the third gen thread rippers Our test built specifications include an NVME drive, an RTX 2080TI graphics card, and a whooping 128 gigabytes of RAM which was sent over by Corsair.
I've decided to test three projects that have given similar producers some serious headaches.
First up, we have a 16 minute episode from an upcoming project.
Each clip has been color graded with lumetri color, and we're playing it back at full 4K resolution with scopes on.
It's not bad.
Our render time on this was 18 minutes and 35 seconds.
And compared to our next most powerful machine in the office, the $10,000 iMac Pro.
Yeah, it's actually not that bad.
Only a few minutes more, the Intel Xeon w did hold its own.
Next up we have our foldable razor phone video.
Our playback was pretty smooth that full 4k resolution.
However it was not as smooth as the previous project But it's still very tolerable.
The render time on this was eight minutes and 50 seconds.
And compared to the 2018 iMac Pro, yeah the iMac did it in almost double the time.
And finally, we have a full motion graphics animation created all in After Effects.
I mean just look at that RAM preview go
Let's listen to the video track, and see how it sounds.
The bottom line though, you will need new phones, tablets, portable hotspots, and alike with a 5G radio inside to connect to the new 5G networks.
Not bad, it's pretty smooth, it only took an hour and nine minutes on the Rise and Threadripper 3960X.
And on the iMac Pro, it did it in a respectable hour and 25 minutes.
The third gen Ryzen Threadripper is not cheap.
Starting at $1,400 for a 24 core model or $2,000 for the 32 core model.
The entry point for this kind of system is at least $3,500.
And that's because you can't just cheap out on the graphics card and memory.
If you do, then you're missing the whole point of getting a Threadripper, but regardless of the price, it is totally worth the cost and trouble of setting one up.
If you're in a field where time is money, then the third gen Threadripper is worth the cost.
But if you're on a budget, then there are plenty of alternatives.
MD has said that they will continue to produce the previous generation thread Ripper, which have begun dropping in price on Newegg and Amazon.
Or you could even step down to a powerful gaming CPU like AMD is rising 9 3950X which has much fewer cores, but can boost up to 4.7 gigahertz.
Plus the entry cost of the rise in mind can be much lower than the Thread Ripper platform.
Thanks for watching and I'll see you next time.
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