AMD Ryzen 9 3800X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 3800X 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.

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 2 month(s) later
  • Around 12% higher clock speed: 4.7 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • 2x lower typical power consumption: 125 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 43% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2973 vs 2072
  • Around 13% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 24617 vs 21846
Specifications (specs)
Launch date December 2019 vs October 2018
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2973 vs 2072
PassMark - CPU mark 24617 vs 21846

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 16
  • 16 more threads: 48 vs 32
  • Around 50% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 50% 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 16
Number of threads 48 vs 32
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 9 3800X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2973
2072
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
24617
21846
Name AMD Ryzen 9 3800X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
PassMark - Single thread mark 2973 2072
PassMark - CPU mark 24617 21846

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 3800X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen
Launch date December 2019 October 2018
Place in performance rating 2 30
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 3.9 GHz 3 GHz
Front-side bus (FSB) 7 nm
L1 cache 96K (per core) 2304 KB
L2 cache 512K (per core) 12 MB
L3 cache 32MB 64 MB
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz 4.2 GHz
Number of cores 16 24
Number of threads 32 48
Transistor count 19,200 million 19200 million
Unlocked
Die size 213 mm
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C

Memory

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

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4 sTR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 250 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
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