AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX vs Ryzen 9 5950X

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
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General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Ryzen 9 5950X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating2664
Value for money8.9048.86
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen ThreadripperAMD Ryzen 9
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)Vermeer (Zen3) (2020)
Release date14 July 2020 (2 years ago)8 October 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$799
Current price$3635 $740 (0.9x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Ryzen 9 5950X 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)
Threads6432
Base clock speed3.5 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz4.9 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache128 MB64 MB
Chip lithography7 nm7 nm
Die size74 mm22x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm2
Maximum core temperature95 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °C95 °C
Number of transistors3,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Ryzen 9 5950X 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
SocketsWRX8AM4
Thermal design power (TDP)280 Watt105 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Ryzen 9 5950X. 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 286x MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A,-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2
AES-NI++
AVX++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Ryzen 9 5950X are enumerated here.

AMD-V++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and Ryzen 9 5950X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size2 TiB128 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
Maximum memory bandwidth126.38 GB/s51.196 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 Ryzen 9 5950X.

PCIe version4.04.0

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
+37.1%
Ryzen 9 5950X 45.49
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1

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
+37.1%
Ryzen 9 5950X 45860

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 5884
Ryzen 9 5950X 6690
+13.7%

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 53924
Ryzen 9 5950X 56641
+5%

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 16923
Ryzen 9 5950X 17657
+4.3%

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 3.63
+16.5%
Ryzen 9 5950X 4.23

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 52
+9%
Ryzen 9 5950X 48

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 7053
+63.1%
Ryzen 9 5950X 4324

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 201
Ryzen 9 5950X 267
+32.6%

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 2.2
Ryzen 9 5950X 3.1
+40.6%

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 27
+3.8%
Ryzen 9 5950X 26

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 6530
Ryzen 9 5950X 12736
+95%

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 193
Ryzen 9 5950X 212
+9.8%

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 268
Ryzen 9 5950X 330
+23.1%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 62.37 45.49
Novelty 14 July 2020 8 October 2020
Boost clock speed 4200 4900
Base clock speed 3500 3400
Thermal design power (TDP) 280 Watt 105 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 Ryzen 9 5950X by Intel

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

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