AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor review

Ryzen 9 3950X processor released by AMD; release date: 25 Nov 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $749. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Zen 2 microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 16, threads - 32. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.7 GHz. Manufacturing process technology - 7 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1 MB, L2 - 8 MB, L3 - 64 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-3200.

Supported socket types: AM4. Power consumption (TDP): 105 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3261
2745
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
88673
39244
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
5311
1296
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
36691
14150
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
14639
13347
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2745
PassMark - CPU mark 39244
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1296
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 14150
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13347

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2
Launch date 25 Nov 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $749
OPN PIB 100-100000051WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000051
Place in performance rating 55
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.5 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB
L2 cache 8 MB
L3 cache 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 16
Number of threads 32
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Supported memory types DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
PCI Express revision 4.0