Do you believe it? Well, if you pay USD $3,990 for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X … I hope it does more than just that!
Taken from Bit-tech … Without going anywhere near a dedicated or even integrated GPU, YouTuber Linus Tech Tips has demonstrated that the Threadripper 3990X can run Crysis entirely in software. Why you’d want to is anyone’s guess and it’s not like it runs with a particularly playable frame rate but it’s possible.
Granted, the 64-core and 128-thread processor costs about $4,000 so a lesser CPU would give you plenty of spare cash to buy a dedicated GPU but for a quirky experiment, it’s rather impressive.
After all, GPUs are designed specifically to deal with the millions of calculations required when playing a game while CPUs are generally for fewer operations at once, albeit typically more complicated ones. Still, with 64 cores at play, it’s hardly surprising that the Threadripper 3990X can cope.
The news comes only days after it was announced that the Threadripper 3990X had already beaten 4 of the 8 CPU world records previously listed on HWBOT. It now holds the top spot for wPrime 1024m, Cinebench R15, GPUPI for CPU 1B, as well as Geekbench 3 Multi Core which is remarkable work.