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The Ultimate Desktop Processor Takes the Crown with Record Workstation Performance

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In November 2019, AMD launched the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processor family, followed shortly by the announcement at CES 2020 of the Fastest1 Processor in the World, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, which boasts 64 Cores and 128 Threads in a single socket, which along with 256MB of Cache and Boost Frequencies up to 4.3GHz2 out of the box, make it an absolutely incredible solution for professionals looking for the absolute top performance and great expandability thanks to 72 PCIe lanes available for I/O.


Armari, a UK Based PC system integrator launched a new professional workstation in April 2020 to enable Threadripper to reach new performance limits. The ARMARI Magnetar X64T is based on a fully custom designed workstation chassis and bespoke FWL processor cooling solution to maximize the performance of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor. The Magnetar X64T workstation enables the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X to run up to 4.1GHz sustained on all 64-cores (all-core). This marks a significant uplift in performance over other solutions that rely on off the shelf AIOs (All-in-One processor liquid coolers. Armari claims their FWL cooling in the Magnetar offers more than double the cooling capacity of the best AIO on the market.


According to Armari, the result of these optimizations is expected to yield a new record setting result with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor-powered Magnetar X64T workstation in the official Specworkstation v3.0.4 benchmark, a professional workstation benchmark from the world renowned (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) designed to test all aspects of a workstation, including the processor, graphics, I/O and memory bandwidth.


  1. Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of December 28, 2019 using the MAXON Cinema4D renderer via Cinebench R20.06 on the Core i9-9980XE, Core i9-10980XE, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processors. Results may vary. CPK-26
  2. Max boost for AMD Ryzen processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates


Joe Pizzini is the Workstation Product Marketing Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.  GD-5