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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X gaming benchmark

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Processor comparisons   17-03-2021
   If you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision after reading the detailed tests AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and see which is better for games or normal use for video editing, streaming, machine learning, programming, rendering. Here is useful information from real video editing and streaming tests or several benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in synthetic type tests such as AIDA64, VeraCrypt, PCMark 10, Blender, UserBenchmark, Geekbench 5.2, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Handbrake, Gears 5, SuperPi, Furmark, MATLAB, Dolphin Emulator, 3DMark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), RealBench, WPrime, 7zip, Prime95, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Fortnite
  • Valheim
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fallout 76
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Halo Infinite
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Death Stranding
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant
  • Last Man Standing
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Overwatch
  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 9 3950X or AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X.

 
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Ryzen Threadripper 3960X80% Ryzen 9 3950X71%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is 11% better than Ryzen 9 3950X. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Ryzen Threadripper 3960X72% Ryzen 9 3950X63%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And of course, 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. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a small game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Half-Life: Alyx, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, DOTA 2A, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Horizon Zero Dawn, NBA 2K20, Control, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Ghostrunner, Metro Exodus, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Forza Horizon 4, League of Legends (LOL), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Hitman 3, Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite126.7111.8
Valorant144.0127.1
Cyberpunk 207780.771.2
Apex Legends135.4119.4
Call of Duty Warzone108.095.3
Overwatch116.7102.9
Red Dead Redemption 299.487.7
DOOM Eternal72.063.5
Warzone112.399.1
Assassin's Creed121.0106.7
Valheim119.5105.5
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 computers participating in the comparisons not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, FullHD or 4K. Therefore, the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Ryzen Threadripper 3960X15% Ryzen 9 3950X40%
To make a finishing choice on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Ryzen 9 3950X is more energy efficient than the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X since it has less power consumption: 280W vs. 105W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video rendering or video editing, streaming, programming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum efficiency. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the benefit of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Cinbench 15 Single-core209217
Cinbench 15 Multi-core59333897
Cinbench 20 Single-core509531
Cinbench 20 Multi-core135529148
Cinbench 23 Single-core12701371
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3425524050

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Single-Core26632718
Multi-Core5483039170

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Single-Core13061286
Multi-Core2507215407

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The newer the processor, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. The economy are obvious! It turns out that you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Announcement dateNovember 25, 2019October 01, 2019
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketsTRX4AM4
Core nameCastle PeakMatisse
ArchitectureZen 2Zen 2
Generation33
Turbo Frequency4.5 MHz4.7 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.5 MHz
Cores2416
Threads4832
Bus rate
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count22600 millions7800 millions
Power consumption (TDP)280 W105 W
Memory typeDDR4DDR4
Max. Memory
Memory Frequency32003200
Memory bandwidth
L1 cache1.5MB1MB
L2 cache12MB8MB
L3 cache128MB64MB
OverclockingYesYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000010
100-100000010WOF
100-000000051
100-100000051WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is 7% better than Ryzen 9 3950X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has 8 more core than Ryzen 9 3950X. 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 Threadripper 3960X is better: 22
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is better: 9
   However, it should be understood that all the data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of of people who bought AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and AMD Ryzen 9 3950X before making a selection which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
• Fortnite gaming benchmark
• Roblox gaming benchmark
• Valorant gaming benchmark
• Cyberpunk 2077 gaming benchmark
• Apex Legends gaming benchmark
• Call of Duty: Warzone gaming benchmark
• Overwatch gaming benchmark
• Red Dead Redemption 2 gaming benchmark
• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
• Assassin's Creed gaming benchmark
• GTA 5 gaming benchmark
• PUBG gaming benchmark


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