AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Ryzen Threadripper 3990X sales 7 February 2020 at a recommended price of $3,999. This is a 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 good benchmark performance at 51.78% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking25
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money11.72
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)
Release date7 February 2020 (4 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,999of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$4155 (1x MSRP)of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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 cores64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)
Threads128
Base clock speed2.9 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.3 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache96K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache256 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size74 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors3,800 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
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 configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketTR4
Power consumption (TDP)280 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

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 typesDDR4-3200of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size256 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth102.403 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

Integrated graphics card-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

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.


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

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: 67%

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 79889

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: 40%

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 1552

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: 40%

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 13996

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen Threadripper 3990X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is Core i9-14900F, which is slower by 22% and lower by 27 positions in our ranking.

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen Threadripper 3990X in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1849 configurations based on Ryzen Threadripper 3990X in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
12.7% (235/1849)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.4% (8/1849)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.05% (1/1849)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.2% (4/1849)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
11.6% (215/1849)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.1% (2/1849)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
8.8% (162/1849)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.05% (1/1849)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
2.5% (47/1849)

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