Average Bench: 95.2% (9th of 1182)

Based on 6,650 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 64-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. 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 4.7% 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 2,123Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,046Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is just 11.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 270Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 534Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,650 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 1-Core 136 143
249 2-Core 270 285
95.5% 203 Pts
Min Avg Max
491 4-Core 534 558
906 8-Core 1,046 1,099
97.4% 790 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,815 64-Core 2,123 2,299
142% 2,123 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
100% 213 Pts
4-Core 568
8-Core 1,131
104% 850 Pts
64-Core 2,343
157% 2,343 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 141
2-Core 280
99% 211 Pts
4-Core 561
8-Core 1,120
103% 840 Pts
64-Core 2,346
157% 2,346 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 996
96% 768 Pts
64-Core 2,037
137% 2,037 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 246
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 981
90% 735 Pts
64-Core 2058
138% 2058 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,401,616 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $499 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 9 3900X Builds (Compare 889 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 151%
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Desktop
Desktop 149%
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Workstation
Workstation 157%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $360

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $2,111

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

3 days ago.

An absolutely beast of a CPU for streaming games at 1080P 60 FPS, and also beast for video editing (Makes sense, 12 cores/24 threads ;) )


Good

1 month ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Outstanding performance, beats 16 core threadrippers


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

first meanstrean 12/24 YEA!!!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

super fast


Excellent

1 month ago.

AMD MASTER RACE!


Excellent

1 month ago.

fast and cheap with low power whats not to love


Excellent

29 days ago.

Best CPU of the decade


Excellent

1 month 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

1 month ago.

Gotta have one! Amazing


Excellent

5 days ago.

simply the best 12 core CPU of the 2019.


Excellent

1 month ago.

A phenomenal CPU at a very competitive price


Excellent

1 month ago.

Incredibly fast and stable with less of an energy footprint.


Excellent

1 month 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

22 days ago.

Most amazing processor I have brought


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