AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Ryzen 7 3800X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.45
 
19.83
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
 
AMD Ryzen 7
Achitecture codename
ZEN+
 
Zen 2
Release date
6 August 2018
 
27 May 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$899
 
$399
Price now
$900
 
$370

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
16
 
8
Number of threads
32
 
16
Maximum frequency
4.4 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
L1 cache
1.5 MB
 
512 KB
L2 cache
8 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
32 MB
 
32 MB
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Die size
213 mm2
 
n/d
Transistor count
9600 Million
 
19,200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X 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)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
Socket TR4
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
105 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X. 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 Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size
2 TiB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
4
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
87.42 GB / s
 
47.68 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 53.71 +3.6%
Ryzen 7 3800X 51.85

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 25438 +3.6%
Ryzen 7 3800X 24561

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 7 3800X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

3.6% faster in synthetic tests
ECCMemory

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

Somewhat newer (27 May 2019 vs 6 August 2018)
Cheaper ($399 vs $899)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)
Less power hungry (105 vs 180 watts)

So, Ryzen Threadripper 2950X or Ryzen 7 3800X?

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