AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Ryzen 9 3900X
Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 9 3900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
96K (per core)
96K (per core)
512K (per core)
512K (per core)
Manufacturing process technology
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 9 3900X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen 9 3900X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
87.42 GB / s
47.68 GB / s
ECC memory support
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
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 4
Ryzen 9 3900X 3 +63.7%
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%
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 20 +78.9%
Ryzen 9 3900X 11
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 25284
Ryzen 9 3900X 31911 +26.2%
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
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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