AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Ryzen 9 3900X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and 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)
8.39
 
16.21
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
 
AMD Ryzen 9
Achitecture codename
ZEN+
 
Zen2
Release date
on August 2018
 
7 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$899
 
$499
Price now
$900
 
$588

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 9 3900X 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 9 3900X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
16
 
12
Number of threads
32
 
24
Maximum frequency
4.4 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
32 MB
 
64 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 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)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
Socket TR4
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and 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 Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 9 3900X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 9 3900X.
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 9 3900X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 52.72
Ryzen 9 3900X 66.54 +26.2%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 2
Ryzen 9 3900X 2 +24.2%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 27
Ryzen 9 3900X 33 +23.2%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 176
Ryzen 9 3900X 209 +18.8%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 3110 +2%
Ryzen 9 3900X 3049

wPrime 32

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 4
Ryzen 9 3900X 3 +63.7%

WinRAR 4.0

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 4548
Ryzen 9 3900X 7529 +65.5%

x264 encoding pass 1

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 202
Ryzen 9 3900X 268 +32.7%

x264 encoding pass 2

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 145
Ryzen 9 3900X 147 +1.4%

TrueCrypt AES

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 20 +78.9%
Ryzen 9 3900X 11

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 25284
Ryzen 9 3900X 31911 +26.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 9 3900X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

ECCMemory

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

26.2% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($499 vs $899)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)
Less power hungry (125 vs 180 watts)

So, Ryzen Threadripper 2950X or Ryzen 9 3900X?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.
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