AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X vs Ryzen 9 5950X

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.59
 
1.19
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
 
AMD Ryzen 9
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Vermeer (Zen3)
Release date
7 February 2020
 
5 November 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,999
 
$799
Price now
$5655
 
$1599

Technical specs

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
64
 
16
Number of threads
128
 
32
Base frequency
2.9 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.3 GHz
 
4.9 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
128 MB
 
64 MB
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 12 nm
 
7 nm
Die size
74 mm2
 
no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
95 °C
 
95 °C
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
1
 
1
Socket
TR4
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
280 Watt
 
105 Watt

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.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen 9 5950X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-3200
 
DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size
no data
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
102.403 GB/s
 
51.196 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 79889 +73.7%
Ryzen 9 5950X 46001

Gaming performance

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
ECCMemory

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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