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AMD Ryzen 9 3900 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X gaming benchmark

AMD Ryzen 9 3900 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Processor comparisons   17-03-2021
   For example you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a choice after reading the detailed tests AMD Ryzen 9 3900 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and decide which is better for games or normal use for machine learning, rendering, streaming, programming, video editing. Here is all information from real video editing and streaming tests or many benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is summarized in the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests such as Geekbench 5.2, RealBench, PCMark 10, 3DMark, Blender, Handbrake, VeraCrypt, Dolphin Emulator, UserBenchmark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Blender, AIDA64, Gears 5, MATLAB, SuperPi, 7zip, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Prime95, WPrime, Furmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Valheim
  • Fallout 76
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fortnite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Halo Infinite
  • Death Stranding
  • Apex Legends
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Valorant
  • Cyberpunk 2077

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or AMD Ryzen 9 3900.


 
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Ryzen 9 390064% Ryzen 9 5900X68%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Ryzen 9 5900X is 5% better than Ryzen 9 3900. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Ryzen 9 390061% Ryzen 9 5900X62%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Control, Horizon Zero Dawn, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Battlefield V, DOTA 2A, League of Legends (LOL), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Hitman 3, Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20, Ghostrunner, Monster Hunter World, Forza Horizon 4.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite108.7110.2
Valorant123.5125.3
Cyberpunk 207769.170.1
Apex Legends116.1117.8
Call of Duty Warzone92.693.9
Overwatch100.0101.5
Red Dead Redemption 285.286.4
DOOM Eternal61.762.6
Warzone96.397.7
Assassin's Creed103.7105.2
Valheim102.5104.0
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The tested computers not only did they have different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, FullHD or 4K. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Ryzen 9 390067% Ryzen 9 5900X51%
To make a finishing decision on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. It is clear that the newer the generation, the better the performance of the processor in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Ryzen 9 3900 is more energy efficient than the Ryzen 9 5900X since it has less power consumption: 65W vs. 105W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you must know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.

Software benchmarks

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video rendering or video editing, machine learning, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU includes all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum performance. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to run, and all the advantages of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Cinbench 15 Single-core196270
Cinbench 15 Multi-core29223684
Cinbench 20 Single-core485637
Cinbench 20 Multi-core67898468
Cinbench 23 Single-core11491622
Cinbench 23 Multi-core1694321878

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Single-Core26273470
Multi-Core3080739428

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Single-Core13241612
Multi-Core1336214387

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in new games. The economy are obvious! It turns out that there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Announcement dateSeptember 30, 2019November 05, 2020
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketAM4AM4
Core nameMatisseVermeer
ArchitectureZen 2Zen 3
Generation24
Turbo Frequency4.2 MHz4.8 MHz
Frequency3.1 MHz3.7 MHz
Cores1212
Threads2424
Bus rate
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count7800 millions9400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)65 W105 W
Memory typeDDR4DDR4
Max. Memory
Memory Frequency32003200
Memory bandwidth
L1 cache768KB
L2 cache6MB6MB
L3 cache64MB64MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000072
100-000000061
100-100000061WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Ryzen 9 5900X is 16% better than Ryzen 9 3900 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 3900 is better: 2
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is better: 27
   Although it should be realized that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Better to watch the testing video and read the opinion of of people who bought AMD Ryzen 9 3900 and AMD Ryzen 9 5900X before making a choice which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 - all data

• Fortnite gaming benchmark
• Overwatch gaming benchmark
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
• Roblox gaming benchmark
• Valorant gaming benchmark
• Cyberpunk 2077 gaming benchmark
• Apex Legends gaming benchmark
• Call of Duty: Warzone gaming benchmark
• Red Dead Redemption 2 gaming benchmark
• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
• Assassin's Creed gaming benchmark
• GTA 5 gaming benchmark
• PUBG gaming benchmark
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - all data

•  Cinebench r23 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
• Fortnite gaming benchmark
• Call of Duty: Warzone gaming benchmark
• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
• Apex Legends gaming benchmark
• Valorant gaming benchmark
• PUBG gaming benchmark
• Cyberpunk 2077 gaming benchmark
• Assassin's Creed gaming benchmark
• GTA 5 gaming benchmark
• Red Dead Redemption 2 gaming benchmark
• Roblox gaming benchmark
• Overwatch gaming benchmark


AMD Ryzen 9 3900 Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800H
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900U
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800H
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600XT
• Vs Core i9-9900K
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600X
• Vs Core i7-10700
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Core i7-10700F
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Core i9-7940X
• Vs Core i9-7960X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
• Vs Core i9-10920X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
• Vs Core i9-9920X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900HX
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Xeon Gold 6246R
• Vs EPYC 7F32
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11950H
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Core i7-12650H
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-12700TE
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i7-12700HE
• Vs Core i5-12600HE
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HX
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Core i7-12700HL
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i7-13700H
• Vs Core i9-13700HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600


AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Processor Comparisons
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Core i9-9900K
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600X
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Core i7-8700K
• Vs Ryzen 5 2600
• Vs Core i7-10750H
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800H
• Vs Ryzen 5 2600X
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 2600
• Vs Core i7-8700
• Vs Core i5-10400F
• Vs Ryzen 5 1600
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800H
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900U
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Core i9-7940X
• Vs Core i9-7960X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
• Vs Core i9-10920X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Xeon Gold 6246R
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
• Vs Core i7-12700HL
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i7-13700HX
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
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