AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs Ryzen 9 3950X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3950X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
25.42
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
no data
 
AMD Ryzen 9
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Matisse (Zen 2)
Release date
25 November 2019
 
14 November 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$749
Price now
no data
 
$797

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3950X 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 3950X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
24
 
16
Number of threads
48
 
32
Base frequency
3.8 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.5 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
128 MB
 
64 MB
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
7 nm
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
19,200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3950X 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
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
TR4
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
280 Watt
 
105 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3950X. 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 3950X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
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+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3950X.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory bandwidth
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47.68 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3950X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 68.91 +42.7%
Ryzen 9 3950X 48.30

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 56015 +42.7%
Ryzen 9 3950X 39266

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 3950X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

42.7% faster in synthetic tests
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Less power hungry (105 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)
ECCMemory

So, Ryzen Threadripper 3960X or Ryzen 9 3950X?

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