AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
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General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating1124
Value for money6.0812.41
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen ThreadripperAMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)Matisse (2019−2020)
Release date25 November 2019
(3 years old)
7 November 2019
(3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,999$1,999
Current price$5492 (1.4x MSRP)$2840 (1.4x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)32 (Dotriaconta-Core)
Threads12864
Base clock speed2.9 GHz3.7 GHz
Boost clock speed4.3 GHz4.5 GHz
Bus supportno data8 × 16 GT/s
L1 cache96K (per core)96K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache256 MB128 MB
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nm7 nm, 12 nm
Die size74 mm2no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °Cno data
Number of transistors3,800 million19,200 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11 (Uniprocessor)
SocketTR4TR4
Thermal design power (TDP)280 Watt280 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 quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size256 GB256 GB
Max memory channels44
Maximum memory bandwidth102.403 GB/s102.403 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card--

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

PCIe version4.0no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64.36
+25.8%
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 51.17
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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
+25.8%
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 63510

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X outperforms Ryzen Threadripper 3970X by 26% in Passmark.

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: 37%

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 1214
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 1256
+3.5%

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X outperforms Ryzen Threadripper 3990X by 3% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

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: 37%

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 25461
+13.4%
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 22451

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X outperforms Ryzen Threadripper 3970X by 13% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 64.36 51.17
Cost $3999 $1999
Boost clock speed 4300 4500
Base clock speed 2900 3700

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X


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Competitors of Ryzen Threadripper 3990X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 3990X by Intel is Core i9-13900KS, which is slower by 21% and lower by 15 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen Threadripper 3970X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 3970X by Intel is Core i9-13900KS, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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