AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
13.48
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
no data
 
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
ZEN+
Release date
25 November 2019
 
13 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$899
Price now
no data
 
$900

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 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 and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
32
 
16
Number of threads
64
 
32
Base frequency
3.7 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.5 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
128 MB
 
32 MB
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
no data
 
213 mm2
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
19,200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 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
 
Socket TR4
Power consumption (TDP)
280 Watt
 
180 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. 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 and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
 
DDR4 Quad-channel
Maximum memory size
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2 TiB
Max memory channels
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4
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
87.42 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 78.41 +91.3%
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 40.99

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 60035 +91.3%
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 31382

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

91.3% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (25 November 2019 vs 13 August 2018)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Less power hungry (180 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 3970X or Ryzen Threadripper 2950X?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.
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