It's hard to watch, but I can't look away - Threadripper 3990X
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With 64 cores and 128 threads, Threadripper has finally dethroned even Intel’s biggest configurations at a price far lower, to boot. Could it be too good to be true?

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips

    At 4:23 the table should say AMD Threadripper 3990X has a base clock of 2.9 GHz.

    • Andreas Lindhé
      Andreas Lindhé

      No, I'm pretty sure it has a base clock of "64 cores | 128 threads".

    • Black Knight Gaming
      Black Knight Gaming

      You should just edit the video. ( Yes it is possible after uploading)

    • Kyle Dailyda
      Kyle Dailyda

      First Name Last Name why

    • Dan Odden
      Dan Odden

      Ah yes and my 1600 has a base clock of 6 cores and 12 threads.

    • Andrew S. Baker
      Andrew S. Baker

      @greenfoam - that only really matters for benchmarking. In the real world, on a system with this many processors, I'd be running all these 4-core apps concurrently, and letting the OS divvy it up. It's all about concurrency.

  • rcatank

    was that the $54,000 mac pro that just got ripped? or just the $6000 one?

  • Reedith Graham
    Reedith Graham

    what ram was used ?

  • Rafael da Silva
    Rafael da Silva


  • slybunda

    only thing in the video that cant run is the fat guy.

  • Clarence G
    Clarence G

    nice sync with the music 0:48

  • ZombieBrine1309

    I always test CPUs by testing how many virtual machines it can handle (running windows 10) and stopping it after it reaches its base clock speed in task manager

  • phuong tran
    phuong tran

    But how can the game which run only on GPU graphic driver can render on CPU instead? Even the CPU is strong enough I don't think it can use the CPU to render

  • Sebastián C
    Sebastián C

    What are the graphics settings on crysis?

  • Thomas Progli
    Thomas Progli

    Gamer: "a CPU cannot run Crysis without a GPU" Threadripper 3990X: "hold my beer!"

  • sieyk

    Watch Ornstein and Smough gush over AMD

  • Aleksandra

    Fuck you Intel. 🖕 Why? Because of processor with 2 cores for 100€ or more. Cheap Intel i5 4460 (4 cores) was about 200€. Today, you can buy Ryzen 7 2700/X for 135/175 with 8 cores and 16 threads. And with that, decent cooler. With intel's CPU? Junk.

  • Geek Conspiracy 98
    Geek Conspiracy 98

    Apple macpro look meh

  • Valencio Diaz
    Valencio Diaz

    Not gonna lie this cpu is one of the perfect cpus for their 6 gamers 1cpu imo

  • Le TNZ
    Le TNZ

    Why windows ? ... it's not the benchmarking reference OS anymore

  • Leonardo Ocaña
    Leonardo Ocaña

    Can anyone link to the video at 12:33 where Riley is an SSD serving files?

  • david langat
    david langat

    Nobody: Linus: Nucking Futs.

  • WiiBox 500
    WiiBox 500

    Does this mean we can finally use 128-bit operating systems?

  • Arindom

    'Grow up guys.'

  • Soner Seckiner
    Soner Seckiner

    Fat one is very ugly.

  • Eran Badit
    Eran Badit

    Fake news. Almost every modern CPU can run Crysis without a GPU. Proof:

  • suzuki400boi

    Anthony is the James May of LTT

  • Ferry Kusjanto
    Ferry Kusjanto

    Go to celebes

  • cordell Hughes
    cordell Hughes

    Everybody always says the most powerful CPU/GPU is overkill then 28 days later...

  • Энекин Скайуокер
    Энекин Скайуокер

    tell me please. why TDP 280W better then TPD 225W

  • Yah_ Yeet
    Yah_ Yeet

    But can it run genesis


    oO !!!

  • Sir Brucie
    Sir Brucie

    AMD is clearly out for blood

  • ATLsF1N3ST91

    Wow, it's only $4000???? What a fucking steal!

  • lol haha
    lol haha

    wait 5 years and 64 core CPUs will be the ryzen 9 flagship lol

  • Byron Armstrong's Voice
    Byron Armstrong's Voice

    @10:20 That's the first time I've heard someone else say Nucking Futz!

  • N Gauge England -Synthematix-
    N Gauge England -Synthematix-

    maybe you should lay off the twinkies

  • David Davis
    David Davis


  • WeskerRezo

    The father of all cpus is finally here! With affordable price. Goodbye forever intel.

  • Sami Navy
    Sami Navy


  • Second& Half
    Second& Half

    Maybe amd is going to come out 128 core

  • z.x

    lets compile gentoo :)

  • Mark Chen
    Mark Chen

    Now delid it

  • Michael Bertoni
    Michael Bertoni

    Buy AMD Stock

  • Ian Sullivan
    Ian Sullivan

    LOL I'm still rocking the 6700k and 1080

  • Nirpendra Patel
    Nirpendra Patel


  • Jake Britton
    Jake Britton

    Yes, egg on Intel face is very entertaining. I like seeing them sweat.

  • DMS

    Sir, you really need to get a new hairstyle.

  • Vampirerockstar

    2007: "You need the latest and greatest GPU to run crysis" Amd in 2020: "And this is to go even further beyond"

  • Shugyi

    can someone create a meme of his face at 15:36

  • Kaoru Sugimura
    Kaoru Sugimura

    AMD gave up in the GPU race so they decided to turn their CPUs into theoretical GPUs by piling on more and more cores. Now to wait 50 years for a game to utilize even half of those cores.

  • Lev Bagin
    Lev Bagin

    why video 18:9 (2:1)?

    • seeriu ciihy
      seeriu ciihy

      Sicilian Najdorf.

  • Papa Smurf
    Papa Smurf

    For building custom roms for android that thing would be great. If you paired it with 64gb of ram and gen 4 ssd you would be able to bake a rom in 10 minutes or less.

  • flo rin
    flo rin

    that fat guy is fat

    • seeriu ciihy
      seeriu ciihy

      I'm really into chess analysis and these 128-threaded beasts would be PERFECT to test Stockfish on. Stockfish is a free chess engine that can handle all these cores and ev

  • Zijkhal

    -plays Crisis with only CPU -gets bottlenecked by RAM bandwidth

  • thecount25

    Kidneys are not there

  • Wrathlon

    This is just straight up mocking Intel at this point.

  • Spooksville Scoob
    Spooksville Scoob

    Ahhh, the age of AMD has returned!

  • Dirtys CrapLab
    Dirtys CrapLab

    set speed on 0.25 and click 11:10 to launch a linus missle

  • Dave Poo
    Dave Poo

    8:14 - Linus says "It almost looks like a GPU demo". This is basically how things are progressing in hardware, CPU's are becoming more like GPU's and GPU's are becoming more like CPU's. i.e. In circa 1998 a GPU was a processor that was not programmable and had many cores for processing, a CPU was programmable but only had a single core for processing. Fast forward to now and a GPU is now programmable and a CPU has many threads (and can execute multiple instructions at once as well). So CPU & GPU are converging, and it wouldn't be too hard to think of a future where they just end up becoming the same thing, if they did it would make software devepment faster and easier and we would get better & faster games and programs in such an ideal world.

  • CS:GO сФинщини
    CS:GO сФинщини

    Mine monero (randomx) with it!

  • vbddfy euuyt
    vbddfy euuyt

    2020 : Rendering everything with CPU only in just a few minutes 2032 : Running BF 5 with raytracing on CPU

  • HighsNBurgers

    Big boy had a nice short video going.

  • DoDo22

    How much do u get from AMD for this comercial propaganda with this video and others u made like this in past?This are just futuristic stuff - bcs price vs tehnical specs. For now just not worth - except corporations. all great ,all fine just honey and sugar, from 1000 addicted in PC or editing video how many will invest 4000$ for 1processor, do u personal buy this?What u give glory and non stop advertise like this video and others.

    • vbddfy euuyt
      vbddfy euuyt

      Threadripper 3990X = MegaMind movie plot , dont @ me XD

  • Tom Erik Myrdal
    Tom Erik Myrdal

    Will have been realy cool if you guys test the World of Warcraft Retail and Classic. It will have been awsome. And with all the people now play Classic insted of retail :)