AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X: specs and benchmarks



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.

It provides good benchmark performance at 43.54% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

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

Place in performance ranking64
Value for money28.46
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)
Release date7 November 2019 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,399of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$1450 (1x MSRP)of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

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 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support8 × 16 GT/s
L1 cache96K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache128 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Number of transistors19,200 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier+


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-channelof 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
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 43.54


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 54880

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: 41%

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 1654

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: 41%

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 13255

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen Threadripper 3960X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

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Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is Core i9-13900F, which is slower by 4% and lower by 6 positions in our ranking.

i9-13900FCore i913900F

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

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Ryzen 9 7900XRyzen 97900X
i9-13900KFCore i913900KF
i9-13900KCore i913900K
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 3975WX
i7-13700KCore i713700K
i7-13700KFCore i713700KF

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen Threadripper 3960X in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 158 configurations based on Ryzen Threadripper 3960X in our database.

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