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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X gaming benchmark

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Processor comparisons   17-03-2021
   You may have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and decide which is better for games or normal use for streaming, programming, machine learning, video editing, rendering. Here is useful information from many benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in software tests like WPrime, 7zip, VeraCrypt, MATLAB, RealBench, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, 3DMark, Dolphin Emulator, UserBenchmark, AIDA64, Furmark, Handbrake, Gears 5, Geekbench 5.2, PCMark 10, Blender, SuperPi, PassMark, Prime95, Blender, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), DaVinci Resolve Studio.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fortnite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Valheim
  • Last Man Standing
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Death Stranding
  • Valorant
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Halo Infinite
  • Overwatch
  • Fallout 76
  • DOOM: Eternal

   After reading the results of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X.

 
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

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 5950X75%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is 6% better than Ryzen 9 5950X. 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 5950X66%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a low game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which CPU comparisons were performed: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Control, League of Legends (LOL), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20, Ghostrunner, Battlefield V, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Forza Horizon 4, DOTA 2A, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite126.7117.2
Valorant144.0133.1
Cyberpunk 207780.774.6
Apex Legends135.4125.1
Call of Duty Warzone108.099.8
Overwatch116.7107.8
Red Dead Redemption 299.491.9
DOOM Eternal72.066.6
Warzone112.3103.8
Assassin's Creed121.0111.8
Valheim119.5110.5
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. 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 compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Ryzen Threadripper 3960X15% Ryzen 9 5950X57%
To make a finishing resolution 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 5950X 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. 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

Let's say you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, streaming, video editing or video rendering, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum efficiency, the CPU uses all cores and threads that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to work, 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 Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Cinbench 15 Single-core209277
Cinbench 15 Multi-core59334569
Cinbench 20 Single-core509647
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1355210428
Cinbench 23 Single-core12701639
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3425528641

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Single-Core26633455
Multi-Core5483046183

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Single-Core13061814
Multi-Core2507218863

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 later the processor is released, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS even in new games. The savings 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 5950X
Announcement dateNovember 25, 2019November 05, 2020
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketsTRX4AM4
Core nameCastle PeakVermeer
ArchitectureZen 2Zen 3
Generation35
Turbo Frequency4.5 MHz4.9 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.4 MHz
Cores2416
Threads4832
Bus rate
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count22600 millions9400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)280 W105 W
Memory typeDDR4DDR4
Max. Memory
Memory Frequency32003200
Memory bandwidth
L1 cache1.5MB
L2 cache12MB8MB
L3 cache128MB64MB
OverclockingYesYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000010
100-100000010WOF
100-000000059
100-100000059WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is 10% better than Ryzen 9 5950X in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has 8 more core than Ryzen 9 5950X. 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: 21
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is better: 11
   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 quantitative comparison. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of real owners of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and AMD Ryzen 9 5950X before deciding which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
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•  GeekBench 5 score
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• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
• Assassin's Creed gaming benchmark
• GTA 5 gaming benchmark
• PUBG gaming benchmark


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