AMD Ryzen 9 3800X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

AMD Ryzen 9 3800X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3900 MHz / Cores: 16 / Dec 2019
AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
AMD Socket SP3r2DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 24 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Summary

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

55 watts lower power draw.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Higher theoretical single-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 9 3800XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
MMX
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 2

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 9 3800XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_2vsAMD_Zen_Plus
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZen 2vsZen
Release DateDec 2019vsAug 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen 9 3800XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
Cores16vs24
Threads32vs48
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen 9 3800XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
L1 Cache96K (per core)vs96 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32MBvs32768 KB

Physical

AMD Ryzen 9 3800XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsAMD Socket SP3r2
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackagevsFCLGA-4094
Die Sizeunknownvs213mm²
Process7 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 9 3800XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
Cpu Frequency3900 MHzvs3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4700 MHzvs4200 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsvariable
TDP125 Wvs180 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3800X
    5170 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    4620 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3800X
    83740 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    112728 points

Points - higher is better