AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Desktop processor
Desktop processor
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
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Architecture codename
Launch date
25 November 2019 (1 year ago)
14 July 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 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 cores
32 (Dotriaconta-Core)
32 (Dotriaconta-Core)
Base clock speed
3.7 GHz
3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.5 GHz
4.2 GHz
Bus support
8 × 16 GT/s
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L1 cache
96K (per core)
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
512K (per core)
L3 cache
128 MB
128 MB
Chip lithography
7 nm, 12 nm
7 nm
Die size
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74 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
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95 °C
Number of transistors
19,200 million
3,800 million
64 bit support
Unlocked multiplier


Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
Thermal design power (TDP)
280 Watt
280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
Max memory channels
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Maximum memory bandwidth
102,403 GB/s
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ECC memory support

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall 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 3970X 73.24 +0.7%
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 72.72


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.

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 64220 +0.7%
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 63767

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

0.7% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($2000 vs $2749)

Higher boost clock speed (4500 vs 4200 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (3700 vs 3500 MHz)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)


Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

Somewhat newer (14 July 2020 vs 25 November 2019)

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX. The differences in performance seem too small.

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