AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X sales 7 February 2020 at a recommended price of $3,999. This is high-end Matisse architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 64 cores and 128 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4300 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket TR4 processor with a TDP of 280 Watt and a maximum temperature of 95 °C. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides outstanding benchmark performance at 91.02 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
1.26
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Series
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
 
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Launch date
7 February 2020 (1 year ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,999
 
Price now
$5790 (1.4x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

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
64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)
 
Threads
128
 
Base clock speed
2.9 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
4.3 GHz
 
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 896 (Xeon W-2170B)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
L3 cache
128 MB
 
Chip lithography
7 nm, 12 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
74 mm2
 
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
95 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Number of transistors
19,200 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked multiplier
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 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
 
Socket
TR4
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
280 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-3200
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 5900HX)
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
102.403 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. Overall benchmark performance 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.

91.02

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.

79889

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Intel equivalent

It seems that there's no Intel equivalent for Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. The nearest candidate is Core i9-10980XE, however, it's 58% slower and lower by 32 positions in our rating.

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