AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 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, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 4 month(s) later
  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.8 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
  • Around 25% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3500 vs 2805
  • Around 19% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 39468 vs 33061
  • Around 9% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 13405 vs 12343
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 5 Nov 2020 vs July 2020
Maximum frequency 4.8 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3500 vs 2805
PassMark - CPU mark 39468 vs 33061
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13405 vs 12343

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3500
2805
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
39468
33061
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
13405
12343
Name AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
PassMark - Single thread mark 3500 2805
PassMark - CPU mark 39468 33061
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13405 12343

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 3 Zen 2
Launch date 5 Nov 2020 July 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $549
OPN PIB 100-100000061WOF 100-100000277WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000061
Place in performance rating 5 14
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C
Maximum frequency 4.8 GHz 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 12 12
Number of threads 24 24
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Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 47.68 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200

Compatibility

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

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20 20
PCI Express revision 4.0 4.0
PCIe configurations 1x16+x4, 2x8+x4, 1x8+2x4+x4

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
AMD StoreMI technology
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™)