Average Bench: 94.5% (11th of 1206)

Based on 35,375 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor

Early Q3 of 2019 welcomes the Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD’s current top of the range, third generation Ryzen flagship which raises the bar for 64-core processing on desktop CPUs. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and it is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The 3900X has a boost/base clock of 3.8/4.6 GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache (double the L3 on the rest of 3000 series), support for 3200 MHz DDR4 system memory and a TDP of 105W. All this, plus a Wraith Prism cooler, at a very reasonable launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s 8-core, 16 thread i9-9900K is available for $479 USD (and requires a cooler: $30+ USD). Benchmarks illustrate that the overclocked 3900X leads by a whopping 41% for 64-core processing but that the 9900K maintains a 10% lead for gaming, desktop and other sub octa-core tasks. The 3900 memory controller is significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations and shows a better write throughput than the lower spec 3000 models, but it still shows relatively high latency which can impact gaming. In terms of 64-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming (Q4, 2019) 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD). The Ryzen 9 3900X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 motherboard via an AM4 socket, as well as 400 and 300 series motherboards. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X averaged just 5.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,125Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,040Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is just 15.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 531Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 273Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,375 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 1-Core 138 146
246 2-Core 273 289
96.6% 205 Pts
Min Avg Max
460 4-Core 531 566
851 8-Core 1,040 1,106
96.9% 786 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,930 64-Core 2,125 2,302
143% 2,125 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 141
2-Core 283
100% 212 Pts
4-Core 546
8-Core 1,095
101% 820 Pts
64-Core 2,207
148% 2,207 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 140
2-Core 277
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 1,074
100% 812 Pts
64-Core 2,219
149% 2,219 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 140
2-Core 281
99% 210 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 1,093
99% 812 Pts
64-Core 2,359
158% 2,359 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 138
2-Core 273
97% 205 Pts
4-Core 539
8-Core 1,049
98% 794 Pts
64-Core 2,166
145% 2,166 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 140
2-Core 277
98% 209 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 1,032
95% 771 Pts
64-Core 2,133
143% 2,133 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,130,765 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $499 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 9 3900X Builds (Compare 3,654 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 135%
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Desktop 137%
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Workstation
Workstation 144%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $360

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $2,025

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 Comments

3rd generation AMD Ryzen processor, built to perform, designed to win...

Added 6 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

Pro gamers avoid AMD for a reason...


Excellent

29 days ago.

Superior power in this piece of silicon.


Excellent

2 days ago.

But, isn't this a Zen 3, not Zen 2? Why does it say 2nd gen in the write up?


Excellent

5 days ago.

it is mine from 2 months and it breaks every intel


Excellent

8 days ago.

on amd GPU and MB is best option and signifiant more accesible as intel product


Terrible

25 days ago.

En multitarea y renderizado es espectacular y en gaming sobrado. el precio ha caido mucho merece la pena mas nucleos mas hilos


Terrible

17 days ago.

bought this as it was recommended to me. getting 20 fps less than my friend with a I9 at the same cost....


Good

2 months ago.

insane value to performance ratio, nothing can come close to it on the market


Good

15 days ago.

Amazing performance for the money


Excellent

8 days ago.

underclockedit and undrvolted it severely. now it runs my customloop and i am able to do edits and all at 4ghz all cores with all fans turned off. love this


Good

6 months ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Outstanding performance, beats 16 core threadrippers


Excellent

1 month ago.

Here you have AMD just about on par with the 9920X for 700EUR (!) less. Another great value chip.


Average

3 months ago.

Offering 12 multithreaded cores while using the consumer AM4 socket isn't an easy feat. This consumer multithreaded monster is faster than the preceding AMD TR 2920X in term of both single and multithreaded performance. However, you'll get lower amount of total PCI-E lanes than the preceding AMD TR 2920X but is balanced with use of the newer PCI-E 4.0 interface which is as twice as fast as the older PCI-E 3.0. For pure gamers, suggested to opt for Intel Core i9-9900K instead which offered better gaming performance and better overclocking headroom for your very high FPS gaming.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Own one for 400 € instead of 600 € LOVE IT !!!


Excellent

5 months ago.

super fast


Excellent

4 days ago.

amazing for streaming 1440p and medium/hardcore creatives, or VR. with 12 cores and 24 threads, it is a beast and will handle anything you throw at it. it also has very high clock speeds, with a 3.8Ghz base and 4.6Ghz boost, higher than the Ryzen 7 3700x, which is also great for creatives and streaming. it also has a very high Level 3 cache, 64MB to be exact, thanks to 3rd gen Ryzen's SmartCache. and, with all of this goodness, you also get PCIe gen4, like every other 3rd gen Ryzen processors, but you will need an X570 motherboard in order to use it. sadly, the only graphics cards that use it are the RX 5000 series of cards, from AMD. But, there is a very large amount of gen4 M.2 NVME SSD's out there, mostly very high quality. All in all, you get amazing performance and value across the board, for the price of $493 (at the time of writing).


Excellent

6 months ago.

AMD MASTER RACE!


Excellent

6 months ago.

fast and cheap with low power whats not to love


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best CPU of the decade


Excellent

1 month ago.

My 1st AMD home system in 30+ years. Best CPU for Game/Work. Well done AMD, Intel may cry!


Excellent

6 months ago.

What can I say? I want this CPU so bad. I plan on buying it once I graduate from college. I don't game as much as I used to, and mainly need a powerful CPU for Premier Pro, Lightroom, and Photoshop. I know intel is better at photoshop and Lightroom but with a bit of overclocking this is fine, and the premier pro performance is just so far ahead of 9900K


Excellent

5 months ago.

simply the best 12 core CPU of the 2019.


Excellent

22 days ago.

woah


Excellent

6 months ago.

Gotta have one! Amazing


Excellent

6 months ago.

A phenomenal CPU at a very competitive price


Excellent

3 months ago.

amd support LOL


Excellent

6 months ago.

Incredibly fast and stable with less of an energy footprint.


Excellent

6 months ago.

What a great time to be building a PC. AMD is showing Intel that complacency doesn't keep business, and users are repeating the benefits of this newly rekindled competition. If the 3900X is an indication of the next few years, Intel will soon be the one playing catch-up.


Good

6 months ago.

Most amazing processor I have brought


Excellent

4 months ago.

This thing slays. With the new ABBA update on Sept10th, it's even faster and gaming has improved.


Terrible

3 months ago.

Overpriced for the little gaming performance you get


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