AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
 
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Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Matisse
Release date
25 November 2019
 
14 July 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,999
 
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Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX 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 PRO 3955WX 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
 
3.9 GHz
Maximum frequency
2.9 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
L1 cache
4 MB
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
32 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
256 MB
 
64 MB
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 12 nm
 
7 nm
Die size
74 mm2
 
74 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
95 °C
 
95 °C
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
3,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX 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 PRO 3955WX. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
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+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX are enumerated here.
AMD-V
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX.
Supported memory types
DDR4-3200
 
DDR4-3200
Max memory channels
4
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
95.37 GB/s165.944 GB/s 97,658.88 MB/s 0.0931 TiB/s 0.102 TB/s
 
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ECC memory support
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 90.09 +89.5%
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX 47.54

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 79889 +89.5%
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX 42152

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

89.5% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
ECCMemory

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX

Somewhat newer (14 July 2020 vs 25 November 2019)
Higher maximum frequency (3900 vs 2900 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3900 vs 2900 MHz)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, Ryzen Threadripper 3990X or Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX?

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