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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X outperforms Threadripper 2950X in early Geekbench runs

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X outperforms Threadripper 2950X in early Geekbench runs

by Vyncent ChanOctober 21, 2019
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We might be a few weeks off from the launch of the Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper, but someone has been uploading scores obtained with the Ryzen 9 3950X to Geekbench’s servers. Not just one score, but two.

The processor has apparently been used with two different boards, with wildly different results. The results obtained with a GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO-WIFI had slightly better single-core score, but one obtained with a ASUS Prime X570-P had much better multi-core score.

amd ryzen 9 3950x specs

The base clock checks out, with the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X promising a 3.5 GHz base clock and up to 4.7 GHz boost. Now what makes these scores even more interesting is that the chip absolutely whoops the HEDT Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, which also offers 16 cores.

amd ryzen 9 3950x vs threadripper 2950x

The Ryzen 9 3950X scored up to 17.74% higher (B450 AORUS result) single-core scores, and up to 3.9% faster multi-core performance (Prime X570-P result) than a Threadripper 2950X. The impressive single-core scores are great news, as it means that AMD’s Zen 2 architecture is really pulling its own weight.

ASUS Prime X399-A
Still a very strong platform.

With that said, don’t expect Ryzen Threadripper 2950X users to suddenly start throwing their 2950Xes away to switch to the 3950X. The X399 platform still has plenty of life in it with 60 PCIe 3.0 lanes, quad-channel memory support, among others.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Specs

  • 16C/32T @ up to 4.7 GHz, 7nm FinFET
  • 72MB cache (L2 + L3)
  • 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes
  • 105W TDP
  • $749 (~RM3118)

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is going to be launched alongside 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper processors next month, so stay tuned for more news!

Pokdepinion: AM4 users can now enjoy HEDT-class performance! Now how amazing is that?

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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