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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

AMD R9 3950X

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is a high-end desktop processor with 16 cores based on the Zen 2 architecture. At launch in November 2019 it is the fastest CPU of the Matisse series. The 3950X clocks from 3.5 GHz (base) up to 4.7 GHz (Turbo for a single core). All sixteen cores can reach up to 4.1 GHz.

Thanks to the 16 cores and 32 threads, the 3950X offers excellent application performance - if the number of cores can be used. Thanks to the relatively high Turbo, the single core performance is also situated in the high end. For games however, there are faster CPUs, like the Core i9-10900K.

The Ryzen 9 3950X is manufactured in 7nm (the four CCX-cluster with the cores) at TSMC and 12 nm (I/O die) at Globalfoundries. The TDP is rated at 250 Watt and therefore the CPU needs a very powerful cooling system.

SeriesAMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop)
CodenameMatisse (Zen 2)
Series: Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) Matisse (Zen 2)
» AMD Ryzen 9 3950X3500 - 4700 MHz16 / 3264 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X compare3800 - 4600 MHz12 / 2464 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 compare3100 - 4300 MHz12 / 2464 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT compare3900 - 4700 MHz8 / 1632 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X compare3600 - 4400 MHz8 / 1632 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X compare3800 - 4300 MHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 compare3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 816 MB
Clock Rate3500 - 4700 MHz
Level 1 Cache1 MB
Level 2 Cache8 MB
Level 3 Cache64 MB
Number of Cores / Threads16 / 32
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)105 Watt
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
Die Size2 x 72 mm + 125 mm (IO-Die) mm2
SocketAM4 (1331)
FeaturesMMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$799 U.S.
Announcement Date11/14/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
88.4 pt (98%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
43.7 Points (100%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
86232 Points (100%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10580 Points (93%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
99467 MIPS (100%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
168 fps (100%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
21016 Points (95%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
32004 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
48962 points (85%)
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
12976 points (79%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
12363 points (100%)
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Reviews for the AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R9 3950X processor

Schenker XMG Apex 15 Ryzen 9 3950X, RTX 2070 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, 15.6")
» Schenker XMG Apex 15 Ryzen 9 3950X, RTX 2070 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop)

» AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
   16x 3.5 GHz - 4.7 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
   12x 3.8 GHz - 4.6 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 9 3900
   12x 3.1 GHz - 4.3 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
   8x 3.9 GHz - 4.7 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
   8x 3.6 GHz - 4.4 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
   4x 3.8 GHz - 4.3 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 3 3100
   4x 3.6 GHz - 3.9 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
   24x 3 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
   16x 3.5 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
   12x 3.7 GHz - 4.8 GHz
- Intel Core i9-10980XE
   18x 3 GHz - 4.6 GHz
- Intel Core i9-9980XE
   18x 3 GHz - 4.4 GHz
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
   16x 3.5 GHz - 4.4 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
   12x 3.8 GHz - 4.6 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-09- 3)