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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X CPU has a new benchmark test showing the performance of the HEDT chip, which looks more impressive than we initially expected.

Based on benchmark tests, HEDT chips can outperform Intel's high-end Xeon Scalable Cascade Lake processors. The benchmark test comes from the SiSoftware database. AMD’s

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is this year’s flagship HEDT processor, providing 64 Zen 2 cores and 128 threads. Although there is little competition in this area, it provides the answer to Intel Xeon scalable components for the high-performance computing and data center markets. AMD

confirmed that the processor will have 288MB total cache, 280W TDP and a large number of Gen 4 PCIe lanes. These specifications mean that the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has a 2.90 GHz base clock and a single 4.3 GHz core boost clock. The

latest benchmark test shows that the chip has an impressive GOPS score of 1786.22, surpassing the double Xeon Platinum 8280, which usually only achieves an average of 17.8%. Other data shown by AMD before

shows that the performance of the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is 30% higher than the dual Xeon configuration. The

Xeon Platinum 8280 has only 28 cores and 56 threads, with a total of 56 cores and 112 threads. Each chip is worth $10,000. This is a huge price tag compared to the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, which is estimated to retail at $4,000.

Given that the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X seems to offer better performance and price, it's hard to see how Intel will continue to hold this share of the market. The

rumors also indicate that Intel has put off the Cooper Lake and Ice Lake Xeon processors for a few months, and you can expect to revise Intel's CPU prices in the second half of 2020.

At present, we can only marvel at the Ryzen 3990X from AMD, and we'll wait and see how Intel responds. From looks, this will be an interesting battle between the two brands this year.

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