AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Peripherals. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 5 month(s) later
  • Around 14% higher clock speed: 4.8 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 12 nm
  • 2.6x lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 13% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2675 vs 2362
  • Around 22% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1240 vs 1016
Specifications (specs)
Launch date March 2019 vs October 2018
Maximum frequency 4.8 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 12 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2675 vs 2362
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1240 vs 1016

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

  • 16 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 8
  • 32 more threads: 48 vs 16
  • 3x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 45% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 26494 vs 18322
  • Around 50% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 10347 vs 6918
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 24 vs 8
Number of threads 48 vs 16
L1 cache 2304 KB vs 96K (per core)
L2 cache 12 MB vs 512K (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 16 MB (shared)
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 26494 vs 18322
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 10347 vs 6918

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2675
2362
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
18322
26494
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1240
1016
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
6918
10347
Name AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
PassMark - Single thread mark 2675 2362
PassMark - CPU mark 18322 26494
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1240 1016
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6918 10347
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen
Launch date March 2019 October 2018
Place in performance rating 406 219
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Family AMD Ryzen Processors
OPN PIB YD297XAZAFWOF
OPN Tray YD297XAZUHCAF
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Price now $1,299.99
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
Value for money (0-100) 3.52

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4 GHz 3 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) 2304 KB
L2 cache 512K (per core) 12 MB
L3 cache 16 MB (shared) 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 12 nm
Maximum frequency 4.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Number of cores 8 24
Number of threads 16 48
Transistor count 4800 million 19200 million
Unlocked
Die size 213 mm
Maximum core temperature 68°C

Memory

Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4
Max memory channels 4
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported AM4 sTR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 250 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included

Advanced Technologies

Extended Frequency Range (XFR)
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
AMD SenseMI
The "Zen" Core Architecture

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0