AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Benchmark

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 32 core AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU rating. Is the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

129 %
Incredible score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 15th out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
129 % 76 % 149 % 161 %
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22,392 1,255 10,607

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CPU Comparison

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i9-12900K
164 %
Intel Core i7-12700KF
143 %
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
129 %
AMD Ryzen 7 5800
123 %
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
117 %
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
103 %
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
92 %


Clock Speed 3.7 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.5 GHz
Cores 32
Threads 64
L1 Cache 2048 KiB
L2 Cache 16384 KiB
L3 Cache 128 MiB
PCIe Revision 4
Family Ryzen Threadripper
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channels 4
Release Date 2019-11-25
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 280 W

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

The Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is a 32 core CPU from AMD released in 2019. This chip has an incredible overall score at 129% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 76%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X scores 149% and 161% respectively. Indeed, this is an incredible rating for very heavy workloads.

The Ryzen Threadripper 3970X has 32 cores and 64 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 3.7 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.5 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 Threadripper 3970X 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 4 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 Threadripper 3970X has 2048 KiB of level 1 cache, 16 MiB of level 2 cache and 128 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 Threadripper 3970X CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 280 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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