AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X vs Ryzen 9 5950X
Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
96K (per core)
64K (per core)
512K (per core)
512K (per core)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 12 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 90.16 +73.7%
Ryzen 9 5950X 51.91
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 79889 +73.7%
Ryzen 9 5950X 46001
Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
73.7% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Somewhat newer (5 November 2020 vs 7 February 2020)
Cheaper ($799 vs $3999)
Higher maximum frequency (4900 vs 4300 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3400 vs 2900 MHz)
Less power hungry (105 vs 280 watts)
So, Ryzen Threadripper 3990X or Ryzen 9 5950X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.
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