AMD Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Retail Retest

AMD Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Retail Retest

Test Setup

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Retail
ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair H110i
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i

 

Clock Speeds

Our new retail sample is significantly hotter than our Engineering Sample was, and that has an obvious effect upon the overclocking capabilities not helped by the fact that the CPU needs the same amount of volts to hit 3.8GHz that our Engineering needed for 4GHz. Our methodology has always been to overclock the whole CPU rather than a single core, and with the Threadripper 1950X although you can get good performance (4.2GHz) up to four cores, the moment you pass that the thermals become seriously prohibitive, hence we’ll just be comparing stock for stock today. Most programs perform better with the 4.2GHz boost its only the heavily threaded apps that dont but when its only a 200MHz boost across all of the cores is it really worth an extra day testing the OC? When weighing it all up and seeing certain programs actually performing worse (3.8GHz

AMD Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Retail Retest