AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X sales on November 2019. This is high-end Matisse architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 32 cores and 64 threads, and is based on 7 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.7 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket TR4 processor with a TDP of 280 Watt. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides outstanding benchmark performance and is currently a leader of our rating.

General info

Of Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Matisse
 
Release date
November 2019
 

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen Threadripper 3970X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
32
 
Number of threads
64
 
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
128 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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
 
Socket
TR4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
280 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. 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 3970X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

100.00

Passmark

47956

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen Threadripper 3970X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 3970X from Intel is Core i9-9980XE, which is slower by 39% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

User rating

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