AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Socket sTRX4, LGA-4094 DESKTOP
3800 MHz / Cores: 24 / Nov 2019
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 16 / Sep 2019
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
    126%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
    153%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 53% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

175 watts lower power draw.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X

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


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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 Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Architecture AMD_Zen_2 vs AMD_Zen_2
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen 2 vs Zen 2
Release Date Nov 2019 vs Sep 2019

Cores

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Cores 24 vs 16
Threads 48 vs 32
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
L1 Cache 96K (per core) vs 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) vs 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 131072 KB (shared) vs 72MB

Physical

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Socket Socket sTRX4, LGA-4094 vs AMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package vs
Die Size unknown vs unknown
Process 7 nm vs 7 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Cpu Frequency 3800 MHz vs 3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4500 MHz vs 4700 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage variable vs variable
TDP 280 W vs 105 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
    4950 points
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    5170 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
    122390 points
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    75152 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
    209
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (simulated)
    210.48

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
    5950
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (simulated)
    3879.47

points - higher is better