AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 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 7 3700X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 2 month(s) later
  • Around 19% higher clock speed: 5 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 12 nm
  • 2.4x lower typical power consumption: 105 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 43% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2907 vs 2036
  • Around 8% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23860 vs 21998
Specifications (specs)
Launch date December 2019 vs October 2018
Maximum frequency 5 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 12 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 vs 2036
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 vs 21998

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

  • 12 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 12
  • 24 more threads: 48 vs 24
  • 2x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2097152x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 24 vs 12
Number of threads 48 vs 24
L1 cache 2304 KB vs 96K (per core)
L2 cache 12 MB vs 512K (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 32MB

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2907
2036
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23860
21998
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 2036
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 21998
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34280
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen
Launch date December 2019 October 2018
Place in performance rating 56 93
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 4.2 GHz 3 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) 2304 KB
L2 cache 512K (per core) 12 MB
L3 cache 32MB 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 12 nm
Maximum frequency 5 GHz 4.2 GHz
Number of cores 12 24
Number of threads 24 48
Transistor count 19,200 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) 105 Watt 250 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included

Advanced Technologies

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