Ryzen Threadripper 3960X: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24 cores / 48 threads, 280 Watt

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X provides good benchmark performance at 35.48% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


AMD started Ryzen Threadripper 3960X sales 7 November 2019 at a recommended price of $1,399. Based on a Matisse architecture, this desktop processor is primarily aimed at home systems. It has 24 cores and 48 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4500 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket TR4 processor with a TDP of 280 Watt. It supports DDR4 Eight-channel memory.

Primary details

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking89
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation24.82
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)
Release date7 November 2019 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,399of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$1120 (0.8x MSRP)of 15069 (EPYC 7663)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores24 (Tetracosa-Core)
Base clock speed3.8 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.5 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support8 × 16 GT/s
L1 cache1536 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache12 MBof 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache128 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Number of transistors23540 Millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes


Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3960X compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)280 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size256 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth102.403 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 3960X.

Integrated graphics card-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen Threadripper 3960X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 35.48


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 54878

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 1668

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 13257

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is Core i7-14700K, which is slower by 3% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen Threadripper 3960X:

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Recommended GPUs

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