AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X leaves nearest Intel rival far in the distance as it tops PassMark's CPU Mark chart
We have already had experience of how well the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X from AMD can perform, and now another synthetic benchmark has had the pleasure of being blown apart by the processor’s performance capabilities. The latest CPU Mark chart from PassMark is now headed by the new Castle Peak processor, as spotted by Redditor u/freddyt55555. The Threadripper 3990X amassed a huge score of 55,444 points.
It’s always important to put these scores into context with a few comparison examples. The powerful AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor managed a decent mark of 35,719 points and the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X scored an incredible 48,379 points. But you have to look down the chart for quite a while before finding a non-Xeon processor from Intel. The Core i9-10980XE scored 30,908 points, although in all fairness it is much cheaper than the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.
Price has to be mentioned here too. It’s expected that an expensive part like the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X should dominate charts like those of PassMark CPU Mark. It costs nearly US$4,000, and the top of the chart is headed by very expensive processors, although the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X stands out once more thanks to its amazing price/performance ratio. But the chart lists Intel’s Xeon W-3275M at a price of over US$7,400, so in this case the new Threadripper 3990X almost looks like a powerful bargain in comparison.
It should be noted how well the 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X performed, scoring 48,379 points while being half the price of its 64-core relative. The margin of error for the Threadripper 3990X’s performance score is still high due to the low number of tested samples (four at the time of writing), while 62 samples of the Threadripper 3970X have been through the benchmark, leaving a low margin for error. There’s no doubt that AMD has a couple of chart champions with the Zen 2 Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3990X.