Ryzen Threadripper 3970X vs Core i9-12900K specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i9-12900K is faster than the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X has significantly more cores than the Core i9-12900K. Indeed, the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X has 32 cores compared to 16 cores found in the Core i9-12900K. It also has more threads than the Core i9-12900K. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X has a slightly higher clock speed than 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 3970X 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 3970X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.