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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Ryzen Threadripper 3970X sales 7 November 2019 at a recommended price of $1,999. This is a high-end Matisse architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 32 cores and 64 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 50.20% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance ranking||36|
|Value for money||19.28|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Series||AMD Ryzen Threadripper|
|Architecture codename||Matisse (2019−2020)|
|Release date||7 November 2019 (3 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$1,999||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Current price||$2301 (1.2x MSRP)||of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)|
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 cores||32 (Dotriaconta-Core)|
|Base clock speed||3.7 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||4.5 GHz||of 6 (Core i9-13900KS)|
|Bus support||8 × 16 GT/s|
|L1 cache||96K (per core)||of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)|
|L2 cache||512K (per core)||of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)|
|L3 cache||128 MB||of 768 (EPYC 7373X)|
|Chip lithography||7 nm, 12 nm||of 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Number of transistors||19,200 million||of 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||+|
Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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 configuration||1 (Uniprocessor)||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||280 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR4 Eight-channel||of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Maximum memory size||256 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||4||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||102.403 GB/s||of 460.8 (EPYC 9124)|
|ECC memory support||+|
General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.
|Integrated graphics card||-|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. 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.
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%
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%
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%
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Overall Ryzen Threadripper 3970X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is Core i9-13900KS, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our ranking.
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