Average Bench: 123% (3rd of 1173)

Based on 1,868 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 is setting a new standard for high-end workstation processors. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. A second Ryzen 9 CPU in the form of the 16-core, 32-thread 3950X is expected around early Q4 of 2019. 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 relatively accessible launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s coolerless 12-core, 24 thread i9-9920X is currently available for $1200 USD which is well over twice as expensive as the 3900X. Early benchmarks illustrate that the extra dollar spend does not translate to extra performance, with the i9-9920X having just a 4% greater peak overclocked benchmark than the 3900X across single, quad and multi-core workloads. Currently in terms of multi-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD) or possibly the slightly more affordable (but significantly worse value for money) 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3800X ($399 USD) which sits just below in the new Zen 2 line-up. Like the others in the 3000 series, the Ryzen 9 3900X can plug into 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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Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X averaged 23.5% higher 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 2,033Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,144Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is just 16.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 125Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 136Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 SC Int 125 132
141 SC Float 150 157
128 SC Mixed 136 144
110% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
452 QC Int 493 515
540 QC Float 589 616
491 QC Mixed 537 561
122% 540 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,862 MC Int 2,033 2,189
1,987 MC Float 2,135 2,299
1,996 MC Mixed 2,144 2,314
315% 2,104 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 496
QC Float 597
QC Mixed 541
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 2,030
MC Float 2,121
MC Mixed 2,123
313% 2,092 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 557
QC Mixed 539
120% 529 Pts
MC Int 1,979
MC Float 2,102
MC Mixed 2,092
308% 2,058 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 496
QC Float 585
QC Mixed 518
121% 533 Pts
MC Int 1,962
MC Float 2,082
MC Mixed 2,089
306% 2,044 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,553,809 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $499 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 9 3900X Builds (Compare 257 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 138%
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Desktop
Desktop 157%
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Workstation
Workstation 160%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X570 AORUS MASTER

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 150% - Outstanding Total price: $1,539

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 Comments

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

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53 mins ago.

booooo amd

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The King is Dead ! Long Live the King! It has been a long time for Intel to return to the drawing boards . The Day will soon return of incremental increases. that day is not now or here. 20 years ago we could not even think at 7 nm. Now it is in mass production. Next neural nets hard wired in for system encryption and security. Along with stacked ram all in one socket. Let the good times roll. Now.. no one piss off China (where do you think almost all the rare earth minerals in our fancy sticks of dirt come from?) for the love of god someone grab a few phones and delete selected Twitter accounts. —Jul '19


Good

7 hrs ago.

Fake! Kommt nicht auf die angegebene Taktrate!


Excellent

7 hrs ago.

amazing cpu


Excellent

22 hrs ago.

Same price as i9 9900k, more cores, if SMT disabled it matches or even overtakes the i9 in gaming.


Good

19 hrs ago.

I have this and its brilliant great on games but totally unbeatable in productivity


Excellent

1 day ago.

BEST


Good

1 day ago.

Runs on a C7H-WiFi like hell W 10 / Ubuntu 19.10 amazing performance


Excellent

12 days ago.

Finally 12 CORE mainstream CPU


Excellent

7 days ago.

Real modern CPU.


Good

11 days ago.


Excellent

12 days ago.

Outstanding performance, beats 16 core threadrippers


Good

12 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

first meanstrean 12/24 YEA!!!


Excellent

10 days ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

AMD MASTER RACE!


Excellent

5 days ago.

fast and cheap with low power whats not to love


Excellent

5 days 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

11 days ago.

Gotta have one! Amazing


Excellent

4 days ago.

A phenomenal CPU at a very competitive price


Excellent

9 days ago.

Incredibly fast and stable with less of an energy footprint.


Excellent

11 days 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.


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