AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Desktop 12 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 12 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 341.99
$ 157.01 significantly less expensive
$ 499.00

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

100 %
38% slightly better overall score
72 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

100 %
42% much better gaming score
70 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

100 %
38% slightly better multitasking score
72 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

100 %
38% slightly better heavy workload score
72 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

58% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

69% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

51% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.7 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed
3.5 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.8 GHz
14% slightly higher turbo speed
4.2 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
71% significantly lower TDP
180 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

768 KiB
1152 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

6 MiB
6 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

64 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
32 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

21st of 1,219
65th of 1,219


The product line

Ryzen 9 Desktop
Ryzen Threadripper

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
July 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen Threadripper 1920X comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 9 5900X performs better than the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 9 5900X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. Also, the Ryzen 9 5900X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5900X CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 9 5900X also has significantly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5900X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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