AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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 Threadripper 3990X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 month(s) later
  • 32 more cores, run more applications at once: 64 vs 32
  • 64 more threads: 128 vs 64
  • Around 40% higher maximum core temperature: 95 °C vs 68 °C
  • 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 26% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 80919 vs 64134
  • Around 4% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 23273 vs 22457
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 7 Feb 2020 vs 25 Nov 2019
Number of cores 64 vs 32
Number of threads 128 vs 64
Maximum core temperature 95 °C vs 68 °C
L1 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB
L2 cache 32 MB vs 16 MB
L3 cache 256 MB vs 128 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 80919 vs 64134
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23273 vs 22457

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

  • Around 5% higher clock speed: 4.5 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
  • Around 6% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2712 vs 2554
  • Around 4% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1264 vs 1214
  • Around 1% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 11155 vs 11061
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.5 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2712 vs 2554
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1264 vs 1214
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 11155 vs 11061

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2554
2712
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
80919
64134
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1214
1264
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
23273
22457
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
11061
11155
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2554 2712
PassMark - CPU mark 80919 64134
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1214 1264
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23273 22457
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 11061 11155

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Zen 2
Launch date 7 Feb 2020 25 Nov 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $3990 $1999
OPN PIB 100-100000163WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000163
Place in performance rating 19 28
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 2.9 GHz 3.7 GHz
L1 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache 32 MB 16 MB
L3 cache 256 MB 128 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C 68 °C
Maximum frequency 4.3 GHz 4.5 GHz
Number of cores 64 32
Number of threads 128 64
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Memory

Max memory channels 8 4
Maximum memory size 512 GB 512 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
ECC memory support

Compatibility

Sockets supported sTRX4 sTRX4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 280 Watt 280 Watt

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 4.0 4.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 64

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
The "Zen" Core Architecture

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)