AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs AMD EPYC 7F72

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD EPYC 7F72
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD EPYC 7F72

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the AMD EPYC 7F72 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24 core processor released in Q4/2019 with the AMD EPYC 7F72 which has 24 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2020.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper (13) Family AMD EPYC (90)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 (3) CPU group AMD EPYC 7002 (24)
3 Generation 2
Castle Peak (Zen 2) Architecture Rome (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is a 24 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.80 GHz (4.50 GHz). The processor can compute 48 threads at the same time. The AMD EPYC 7F72 clocks with 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz), has 24 CPU cores and can calculate 48 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Characteristic AMD EPYC 7F72
24 Cores 24
48 Threads 48
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.80 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
4.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Characteristic AMD EPYC 7F72
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

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 2048 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, while the AMD EPYC 7F72 supports a maximum of GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Characteristic AMD EPYC 7F72
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
2048 GB Max. Memory
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 8 (Octa Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
12.00 MB L2 Cache --
128.00 MB L3 Cache 192.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
64 PCIe lanes 128
126.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 252.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has a TDP of 280 W. The TDP of the AMD EPYC 7F72 is 240 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Characteristic AMD EPYC 7F72
280 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 240 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has 140.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of AMD EPYC 7F72 is at 192.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Characteristic AMD EPYC 7F72
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
TRX4 (sTRX4) Socket SP3
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2019 Release date Q2/2020
1435 $ Release price 2450 $
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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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
1274 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1175 (92%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
21436 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
20479 (96%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
1684 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1454 (86%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
13875 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
13674 (99%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
509 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
425 (83%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
81 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
2011 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
1270 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
34255 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
13552 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
542 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
54800 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
59.2 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 3.80 GHz
16082 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
209 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
5933 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD EPYC 7F72
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