AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3800 MHz / Cores: 12 / Dec 2019
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    134%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    103%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    172%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

55 watts lower power draw.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 72% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


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 3900XAMD 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 3900XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_2vsAMD_Zen_Plus
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZen 2vsZen
Release DateDec 2019vsAug 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
Cores12vs24
Threads24vs48
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
L1 Cache96K (per core)vs96 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache64MBvs32768 KB

Physical

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsAMD Socket SP3r2
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackagevsFCLGA-4094
Die Sizeunknownvs213mm²
Process7 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
Cpu Frequency3800 MHzvs3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4600 MHzvs4200 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsvariable
TDP125 Wvs180 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    5060 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    4620 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    61195 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    112728 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    3159
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X (simulated)
    5436.29

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    206
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X (simulated)
    198.65

points - higher is better