AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX vs Intel Core i9-12900KS

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
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General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Core i9-12900KS processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating2666
Place by popularityno data11
Value for money8.9049.51
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen Threadripperno data
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)Alder Lake-S (2022)
Release date14 July 2020 (2 years ago)5 April 2022 (less than a year ago)
Current price$3635 $716
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Core i9-12900KS 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 cores32 (Dotriaconta-Core)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads6424
Base clock speed3.5 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz5.3 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)80K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)1.25 MB (per core)
L3 cache128 MB30 MB (shared)
Chip lithography7 nmIntel 7 nm
Die size74 mm2215 mm2
Maximum core temperature95 °C90 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °C72 °C
Number of transistors3,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+no data
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Core i9-12900KS 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
SocketsWRX8FCLGA1700
Thermal design power (TDP)280 Watt150 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Core i9-12900KS. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, AVX, AVX2, BMI1, BMI2, SHA, F16C, FMA3, AMD64, EVP, AMD-V, SMAP, SMEP, SMT, Precision Boost 2, XFR 2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data+

Security technologies

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Core i9-12900KS technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Core i9-12900KS are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Core i9-12900KS. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size2 TiB128 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
Maximum memory bandwidth126.38 GB/s76.8 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Core i9-12900KS.

PCIe version4.05.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanesno data20

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 PRO 3975WX 62.37
+40.3%
i9-12900KS 44.47
  • 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: 68%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 62878
+40.3%
i9-12900KS 44829

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 62.37 44.47
Novelty 14 July 2020 5 April 2022
Boost clock speed 4200 5500
Base clock speed 3500 3400
Thermal design power (TDP) 280 Watt 150 Watt

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

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX


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Competitors of Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX by Intel is Core i9-13900K, which is slower by 13% and lower by 15 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i9-12900KS by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-12900KS from AMD is Ryzen 9 5950X, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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