AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and AMD Ryzen 9 3800X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. 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 9 3950X

  • 2097152x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 19% lower typical power consumption: 105 Watt vs 125 Watt
  • Around 68% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 39252 vs 23367
Specifications (specs)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 32MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt vs 125 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 39252 vs 23367

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

  • Around 50% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 1 MB

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2746
2746
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
39252
23367
Name AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3800X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2746 2746
PassMark - CPU mark 39252 23367
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1296
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 14150
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13283

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen 2
Launch date 25 Nov 2019 December 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $749
OPN PIB 100-100000051WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000051
Place in performance rating 63 86
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB 96K (per core)
L2 cache 8 MB 512K (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB 32MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 16 16
Number of threads 32 32
Unlocked
Front-side bus (FSB) 7 nm
Transistor count 19,200 million

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt 125 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
PCI Express revision 4.0

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)