AMD EPYC 7F72 vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

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AMD EPYC 7F72 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD EPYC 7F72 and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD EPYC 7F72 24 core processor released in Q2/2020 with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X which has 64 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2020.
AMD EPYC (129) Family AMD Ryzen Threadripper (13)
AMD EPYC 7002 (24) CPU group AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 (3)
2 Generation 3
Rome (Zen 2) Architecture Castle Peak (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD EPYC 7F72 is a 24 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz). The processor can compute 48 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X clocks with 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz), has 64 CPU cores and can calculate 128 threads in parallel.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
24 Cores 64
48 Threads 128
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.20 GHz Frequency 2.90 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.20 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to GB of memory in a maximum of 8 memory channels is supported by the AMD EPYC 7F72, while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X supports a maximum of 2048 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s enabled.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
Max. Memory 2048 GB
8 (Octa Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache 32.00 MB
192.00 MB L3 Cache 256.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
128 PCIe lanes 64
252.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 126.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD EPYC 7F72 has a TDP of 240 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is 280 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
240 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 280 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD EPYC 7F72 has 192.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is at 288.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
7 nm Technology 7 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
SP3 Socket TRX4 (sTRX4)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2020 Release date Q1/2020
2450 $ Release price 3990 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD EPYC 7F72 (90%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD EPYC 7F72 (73%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1175 (96%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
1219 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
20479 (59%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 3.20 GHz
34670 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1454 (89%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
1639 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
13674 (86%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 3.20 GHz
15832 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
425 (86%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
495 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
74 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
3302 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
1284 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 3.20 GHz
64355 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 3.20 GHz
24763 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 3.20 GHz
1087 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 3.20 GHz
81100 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 3.20 GHz
28.9 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
26731 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
200 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 3.20 GHz
10542 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
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