AMD Ryzen 9 3900X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 9 3900X sales 7 July 2019 at a recommended price of $499. This is high-end Zen2 architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 7 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4600 and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 125 Watt. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 67.29 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Ryzen 9 3900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
19.04
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 9
 
Achitecture codename
Zen2
 
Release date
7 July 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
Price now
$500
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Ryzen 9 3900X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 9 3900X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
12
 
Number of threads
24
 
Maximum frequency
4.6 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
64 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 9 3900X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
Socket
AM4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 9 3900X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 9 3900X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 9 3900X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-3200
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
47.68 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 9 3900X.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 9 3900X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

67.29

3DMark06 CPU

14922

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5992

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

45047

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.36

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

33.4

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

209

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

3049

WinRAR 4.0

7529

x264 encoding pass 1

268

x264 encoding pass 2

147

TrueCrypt AES

10.9

Passmark

31870

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 9 3900X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 9 3900X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 9 3900X from Intel is Core i9-9980XE, which is slower by 9% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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