AMD Ryzen 9 5950X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 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 5950X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 3 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • Around 17% higher clock speed: 4.9 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • 2.7x lower typical power consumption: 105 Watt vs 280 Watt
  • Around 32% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3520 vs 2668
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 5 Nov 2020 vs 14 Jul 2020
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Maximum frequency 4.9 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt vs 280 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3520 vs 2668

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

  • 20 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 12
  • 40 more threads: 64 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
  • 2x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 38% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 63616 vs 45960
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 32 vs 12
Number of threads 64 vs 24
L1 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB
L2 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB
L3 cache 128 MB vs 64 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 63616 vs 45960

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3520
2668
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
45960
63616
Name AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
PassMark - Single thread mark 3520 2668
PassMark - CPU mark 45960 63616
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 14007

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 3 Zen 2 (Matisse)
Launch date 5 Nov 2020 14 Jul 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $799
OPN PIB 100-100000059WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000059 100-000000086
Place in performance rating 3 6
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 128 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C
Maximum frequency 4.9 GHz 4.2 GHz
Number of cores 12 32
Number of threads 24 64
Unlocked
Die size 74 mm²
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 95 °C
Transistor count 3800 million

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 47.68 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200
Supported memory frequency DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4 TR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt 280 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20 128
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
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)