AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 16 core AMD Ryzen 9 Desktop CPU rating. Is the Ryzen 9 3950X good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

117 %
Amazing score from 3 samples
Medium uncertainty

Ranked 21st out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
117 % 99 % 123 % 125 %
Amazing Very Good Incredible Incredible

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14,142 1,295 12,848

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CPU Comparison

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

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122 %
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
117 %
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
103 %
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
101 %
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Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.7 GHz
Cores 16
Threads 32
L1 Cache 1024 KiB
L2 Cache 8192 KiB
L3 Cache 64 MiB
PCIe Revision 4
Family Ryzen 9 Desktop
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channels 2
Release Date 2019-11-25
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 105 W

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

The Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16 core CPU from AMD released in 2019. This chip has an amazing overall score at 117% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 99%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 9 3950X scores 123% and 125% respectively. Indeed, this is an incredible rating for very heavy workloads.

The Ryzen 9 3950X has 16 cores and 32 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.7 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Ryzen 9 3950X makes use of DDR4 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled.

In terms of cache, the Ryzen 9 3950X has 1024 KiB of level 1 cache, 8 MiB of level 2 cache and 64 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 4. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.

Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 105 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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