AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs Ryzen 9 3900

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
no data
 
AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop)
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Matisse (Zen 2)
Release date
25 November 2019
 
9 October 2019

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
24
 
12
Number of threads
48
 
24
Base frequency
3.8 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.5 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
768 KB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
6 MB
L3 cache
128 MB
 
64 MB
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
7 nm
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900 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
 
no data
Socket
TR4
 
AM4 (1331)
Power consumption (TDP)
280 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900. 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 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
 
no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 70.12 +80.8%
Ryzen 9 3900 38.78

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 56015 +80.8%
Ryzen 9 3900 30981

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3900 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

80.8% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (25 November 2019 vs 9 October 2019)
Higher maximum frequency (4500 vs 4300 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3800 vs 3100 MHz)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Unlocked

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 3900

Less power hungry (65 vs 280 watts)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

So, Ryzen Threadripper 3960X or Ryzen 9 3900?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X.
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