AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - Benchmark, Test and specs

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X has 16 cores with 32 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the AMD Ryzen 9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the AM4 socket and was released in Q3/2019.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Family: AMD Ryzen 9
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 3000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 32
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 16x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (16 Cores): 4.00 GHz
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-3200
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 51.2 GB/s
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 4.0 x 20
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 105 W
TDP (PL2): 142 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 95 °C
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 64.00 MB
Architecture: Matisse (Zen 2)
Technology: 7 nm
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Socket: AM4
Release date: Q3/2019
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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.

Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.10 GHz
1391
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
1382
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
1382
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
1371
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1371
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
1367
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U
6C 12T @ 2.30 GHz
1364
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
24309
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24189
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24189
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
24050
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
23019
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 1.80 GHz
23019
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
22812
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
539
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
536
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
535
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
531
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
530
Intel Core i5-11400F Intel Core i5-11400F
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
529
Intel Core i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
529
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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.

Intel Xeon W-3265 Intel Xeon W-3265
24C 48T @ 2.70 GHz
9723
Intel Xeon W-3265M Intel Xeon W-3265M
24C 48T @ 2.70 GHz
9723
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 Intel Xeon Gold 6126
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
9189
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
9148
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
8848
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
8750
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
8750
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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.

Intel Core i7-8086K Intel Core i7-8086K
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
219
Intel Core i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
219
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
219
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
217
Intel Core i5-11400F Intel Core i5-11400F
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
216
Intel Core i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
216
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.10 GHz
215
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 7501 AMD Epyc 7501
32C 64T @ 2.00 GHz
3912
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
3911
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
3911
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
3897
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 Intel Xeon Platinum 8176
28C 56T @ 2.10 GHz
3873
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176F Intel Xeon Platinum 8176F
28C 56T @ 2.10 GHz
3873
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176M Intel Xeon Platinum 8176M
28C 56T @ 2.10 GHz
3873
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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 Epyc 7643 AMD Epyc 7643
48C 96T @ 2.30 GHz
1319
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 1.10 GHz
1318
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 2.30 GHz
1317
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
1310
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
1307
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
16C 32T @ 3.90 GHz
1307
AMD Epyc 7763 AMD Epyc 7763
64C 128T @ 2.45 GHz
1305
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
14992
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
14740
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
14515
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
14322
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
14314
Intel Xeon W-3245 Intel Xeon W-3245
16C 32T @ 3.20 GHz
14261
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
13946
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
22566
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
21425
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
19176
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
18875
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
18268
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
18210
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17845
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

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AMD Epyc 7502 AMD Epyc 7502
32C 64T @ 2.50 GHz
27.75
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 3.80 GHz
24
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
20.5
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
19.5
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
18
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
14.5
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
14.5
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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 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
461
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
418
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
399
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
384
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
379
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
379
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
364
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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.

Intel Xeon Gold 6142M Intel Xeon Gold 6142M
16C 32T @ 2.60 GHz
34600
Intel Xeon W-3175X Intel Xeon W-3175X
28C 56T @ 3.10 GHz
34215
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
34165
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
34024
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
33955
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
33955
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24C 48T @ 2.90 GHz
33645
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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.

Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
74.9
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
75.3
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
77
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
85.4
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
87
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
104.3
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
111.4
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



With the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X it creates a 16 core processor in the mainstream area for the first time in 2019. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X clocks its cores with 3.5 GHz (base) or 4.0 GHz (Turbo). If only one core is loaded, the processor even reaches a clock frequency of 4.7 GHz.

Thanks to hyperthreading, the operating system 32 logical processors are available, which is especially useful for computational applications or virtualization. Like all the Ryzen processors, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X can be overclocked thanks to the free multiplier.

The TDP is indicated with (for a 16-core processor) low 105 watts, but can rise to up to 250 watts when overclocking the processor. The CPU has 64 MB Level 3 cache.

Memory is officially supported in dual channel mode (2 memory channels) with up to DDR4-3200, with a good motherboard and high-quality memory but also significantly higher clock frequencies of the memory. The error correction "ECC" of the memory is supported, but requires a motherboard which can use this function. An error correction is e.g. Important in workstations or servers if data errors must be detected quickly.

The new 3rd generation Ryzen processors also support the new PCIe 4.0, which doubles the data rates between the processor and connected devices (e.g., graphics cards) compared to the predecessor standard.

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X relies on the Zen 2 architecture and is manufactured in Globalfoundries, a former AMD division, in 7 Nm structure. GlobalFoundries currently employs around 16,000 people and comes to a consolidated sales of just under $ 6 billion.

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X appeared in the 3rd quarter of 2019 and is listed at AMD at a price of approx. 650 USD.


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