Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs Core i9-12900K comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i9-12900K is faster than the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has significantly more cores than the Core i9-12900K. Indeed, the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has 24 cores compared to 16 cores found in the Core i9-12900K. It also has more threads than the Core i9-12900K. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i9-12900K. Despite this, the Core i9-12900K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i9-12900K outputs less heat than Ryzen Threadripper 3960X thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.