AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Matisse
Release date
7 February 2020
 
25 November 2019

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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 Threadripper 3970X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
64
 
32
Number of threads
128
 
64
Base frequency
2.9 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.3 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
128 MB
 
128 MB
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
7 nm
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
19,200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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
 
TR4
Power consumption (TDP)
280 Watt
 
280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. 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 Threadripper 3970X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
 
DDR4 Eight-channel

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 100.00 +29.2%
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 77.37

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 78515 +29.2%
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 60750

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

29.2% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (7 February 2020 vs 25 November 2019)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X over AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

So, Ryzen Threadripper 3990X or Ryzen Threadripper 3970X?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.
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