Ryzen 9 7900X vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

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Aggregate performance score

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
2019
24 cores / 48 threads, 280 Watt
35.48
+5.8%

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X outperforms Ryzen 9 7900X by a small 6% based on our aggregated benchmark results.

Primary details

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 7900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking88101
Place by popularitynot in top-100not in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation18.9666.50
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen Threadripperno data
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)Raphael (Zen4)
Release date7 November 2019 (4 years ago)27 September 2022 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,399no data
Current price$1725 (1.2x MSRP)$540

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Ryzen 9 7900X has 251% better value for money than Ryzen Threadripper 3960X.

Detailed specifications

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 7900X basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores24 (Tetracosa-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads4824
Base clock speed3.8 GHz4.7 GHz
Boost clock speed4.5 GHz5.6 GHz
Bus support8 × 16 GT/sno data
L1 cache1536 KB64K (per core)
L2 cache12 MB1 MB (per core)
L3 cache128 MB64 MB (shared)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nm5 nm
Die sizeno data2x 70 (CCD) mm2 + 122 (I/O) mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data95 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data47 °C
Number of transistors23540 MillionCCD: 6,5 Mrd + IOD: 3,4 Mrd Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplierYesYes

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 7900X compatibility with other computer components: 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)1
SocketTR4AM5
Power consumption (TDP)280 Watt170 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 7900X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno data5 nm (CCD), 6 nm (I/O) nm, 0.650 - 1.475V
AES-NI++
AVX++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 7900X are enumerated here.

AMD-V++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 7900X. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channelDDR5-5200
Maximum memory size256 GBno data
Max memory channels4no data
Maximum memory bandwidth102.403 GB/sno data
ECC memory support+no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card-AMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 7900X.

PCIe versionno data5.0
PCI Express lanesno data24

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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
+5.8%
Ryzen 9 7900X 33.54

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X outperforms Ryzen 9 7900X by 6% based on our aggregated benchmark results.


Passmark

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 54871
+5.8%
Ryzen 9 7900X 51885

Ryzen Threadripper 3960X outperforms Ryzen 9 7900X by 6% in Passmark.

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 1671
Ryzen 9 7900X 2926
+75.1%

Ryzen 9 7900X outperforms Ryzen Threadripper 3960X by 75% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

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 13266
Ryzen 9 7900X 17860
+34.6%

Ryzen 9 7900X outperforms Ryzen Threadripper 3960X by 35% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Pros & cons summary


Performance score 35.48 33.54
Recency 7 November 2019 27 September 2022
Physical cores 24 12
Threads 48 24
Chip lithography 7 nm 5 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 280 Watt 170 Watt

Given the minimal performance differences, no clear winner can be declared between Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen 9 7900X.


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