AMD 3990X Threadripper
Announced at CES 2020, AMD’s 3990X Threadripper processor is a huge leap forward in processing power. The 3990X is designed for creators who need the best rendering performance to enhance productivity and work flow. With 64 cores and 128 threads, you’ll be able to run video encoding or rendering applications at blistering speeds and eliminate timeline lag.
Recommended CPU Cooling Solutions
While you can run an air cooler, such as the Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler, you may want to consider an All-In-One (AIO) water cooling solution with a 360mm radiator to maximize performance under heavy loads and minimize noise. We recommend the following for ease of maintenance and performance:
- Corsair Hydro H150i Pro 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
- EVGA CLC 360 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
- NZXT Kraken X72 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
- Corsair Hydro XC9 RGB CPU Water Block
For maximum performance, you need to feed all of those cores with a minimum of 64GB of fast RAM. Micro Center recommends the following kits:
- Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4-3200 Quad Channel Memory Kit
- G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4-3200 Quad Channel Memory Kit
- G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4-3200 Dual Channel Memory Kit
- Other compatible options
- ASUS TRX40 ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha AMD sTRX4 EATX Motherboard
- MSI TRX40 Creator AMD sTRX4 EATX Motherboard
- Gigabyte TRX40 AORUS XTREME AMD sTRX4 ATX Motherboard
- Other compatible options may require a BIOS update for optimal performance
3990X Review and Performance Benchmarks
Read our 3990X review detailing how we tested and compared the 3990X against other Threadripper CPUs and the Intel i9-9900K, and how it responds to overclocking.
Custom Built AMD 3990X Threadripper PCs
If you need to upgrade an existing PC, or you want to have a new system professionally built, our expert technicians will be able to build the right system for your needs.
Micro Center technicians receive training from AMD for all CPUs we carry, including the 3990X Threadripper series of CPUs.
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One processor to render them all
AMD™ Threadripper™ 3990X, the world’s most powerful desktop processor, will render time irrelevant.