80points

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

69points

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Why is AMD Ryzen 9 3950X better than AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X?

  • 0.1MB bigger L2 cache
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    8.1MBvs8MB
  • 29.57% higher PassMark result
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    39319vs30345
  • 40MB bigger L3 cache
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    72MBvs32MB
  • 5nm smaller semiconductor size
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    7nmvs12nm
  • 0.3GHz higher turbo clock speed
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    4.7GHzvs4.4GHz
  • 36KB bigger L1 cache
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    1536KBvs1500KB
  • 75W lower TDP
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    105Wvs180W
  • 10.49% higher PassMark result (single)
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    2750vs2489

Why is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X better than AMD Ryzen 9 3950X?

  • 2 more memory channels
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    4vs2
  • Has NX bit
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Price comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

ProductStorePrice
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unl...AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Without Cooler
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$721.99
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X walmartASUS TUF B450-Pro Gaming AMD R
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$143.38

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Buy used:

$599.99

ProductStorePrice
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Processor (...AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Processor (YD295XA8AFWOF)
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$589.99
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unl...AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Without Cooler
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$721.99
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD YD297XAZAFWOF Ryzen Threadripper 297...AMD YD297XAZAFWOF Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 24 Core, 48 Thread Processor, Pack of 1
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$1,156.40
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64...AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, without Cooler
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$2,250.00
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-Core, 48...AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-Core, 48-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, without Cooler,Medium
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$1,713.47
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unl...AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
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$546.49
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD YD299XAZAFWOF Ryzen Threadripper 299...AMD YD299XAZAFWOF Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Processor
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$1,799.00
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith S...AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX
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$239.59
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith ...AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler - YD270XBGAFBOX
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$269.00
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X walmartAMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread Desk...AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread Desktop Processor
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$359.99

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
2.semiconductor size

7nm

12nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
3.Thermal Design Power (TDP)

105W

180W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
4.PCI Express (PCIe) version

4

3

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
5.CPU temperature

95°C

68°C

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
6.Has integrated graphics
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Performance

1.CPU speed

16 x 3.5GHz

16 x 3.5GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.CPU threads

32

32

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
3.L2 cache

8.1MB

8MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4.L3 cache

72MB

32MB

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
5.turbo clock speed

4.7GHz

4.4GHz

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
6.L1 cache

1536KB

1500KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Memory

1.memory channels

2

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2.Supports ECC memory
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Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
3.DDR memory version

4

4

DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.

Features

1.Has AES
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
2.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
3.SSE version

4.2

4.2

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
4.Has AVX
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial apps, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
5.Has MMX
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
6.Has F16C
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

39319

30345

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
2.PassMark result (single)

2750

2489

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
3.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

14163

12576

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2020)
4.Cinebench R20 (multi) result

9148

7003

Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
5.Cinebench R20 (single) result

531

449

Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
6.Geekbench 5 result (single)

1295

1059

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2020)

Price comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

ProductStorePrice
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unl...AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Without Cooler
Amazon logo
$721.99
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X walmartASUS TUF B450-Pro Gaming AMD R
walmart logo
$143.38

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Buy used:

$599.99

ProductStorePrice
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Processor (...AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Processor (YD295XA8AFWOF)
Amazon logo
$589.99
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unl...AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Without Cooler
Amazon logo
$721.99
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD YD297XAZAFWOF Ryzen Threadripper 297...AMD YD297XAZAFWOF Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 24 Core, 48 Thread Processor, Pack of 1
Amazon logo
$1,156.40
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64...AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, without Cooler
Amazon logo
$2,250.00
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-Core, 48...AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-Core, 48-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, without Cooler,Medium
Amazon logo
$1,713.47
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unl...AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
Amazon logo
$546.49
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD YD299XAZAFWOF Ryzen Threadripper 299...AMD YD299XAZAFWOF Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Processor
Amazon logo
$1,799.00
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith S...AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX
Amazon logo
$239.59
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith ...AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler - YD270XBGAFBOX
Amazon logo
$269.00
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X walmartAMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread Desk...AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread Desktop Processor
walmart logo
$359.99

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