AMD Threadripper 3970X Performance On Linux After Two Years
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 3 December 2021. Page 4 of 4. 38 Comments

The performance overall is trending the right way and even better than the already impressive performance seen at the end of 2019.

The newer kernel does yield lower context switching performance likely stemming from more of the security improvements that have landed.

Overall though two years later the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X remains a very strong HEDT processor for Linux usage.

Below is the geometric mean over the span of dozens of benchmarks conducted in full...

For as much as we are eager to see next-gen Threadripper, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3900 series has aged very well and at least under Linux has shown performance continuing to advance over the past two years of open-source software progress.

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