Average Bench: 88.4% (62nd of 1317)

Based on 265,273 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 adversely impacts 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]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X averaged just 11.6% 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 2,105Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,017Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is just 15.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 78.8Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 524Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 265,273 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.2 Memory 78.8 89
123 1-Core 136 145
244 2-Core 270 288
90% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
456 4-Core 524 562
841 8-Core 1,017 1,095
95.2% 771 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,883 64-Core 2,105 2,272
141% 2,105 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 141
2-Core 278
94% 167 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 1,067
100% 808 Pts
64-Core 2,145
144% 2,145 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 143
2-Core 281
93% 168 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 1,071
98% 799 Pts
64-Core 2,177
146% 2,177 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Memory 84.7
1-Core 139
2-Core 264
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 845
81% 651 Pts
64-Core 1,102
74% 1,102 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 135
2-Core 270
88% 160 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 1,008
92% 752 Pts
64-Core 2,043
137% 2,043 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 135
2-Core 269
89% 160 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 1,032
92% 757 Pts
64-Core 2,090
140% 2,090 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $499 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 9 3900X Builds (Compare 76,399 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 123%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,321

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 Comments

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

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10 days ago.

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AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—Apr '21


Good

5 days ago.

Great core count, but poor latency.


Excellent

10 days ago.

yes ı buy it very very good boi


Excellent

5 months ago.

A must have for multi taskers & virtualisation


Good

2 month ago.

nao e um bom custo beneficio mais e mt bom deve ter um desempenho mt bom


Excellent

15 days ago.

much cpu, so processor! WINDOS! such pc much cors!


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Poor

7 months 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


Average

2 years 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

2 years ago.

fast and cheap with low power whats not to love


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best CPU of the decade


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

simply the best 12 core CPU of the 2019.


Excellent

22 months ago.

woah


Excellent

2 years ago.

A phenomenal CPU at a very competitive price


Excellent

2 years ago.

amd support LOL


Excellent

10 months ago.

beast


Excellent

16 months ago.

It has very good balance between professional work and playing games. I would buy it if were younger. I sold my PC in order to buy laptop for office and BI work. it is not so powerfull in numbers, but it is fine. It is so cool that you don't need to run to the shop after new hardware part upgrade :). If you can play few favourite games on laptop, then your time has come to go for laptop.


Excellent

15 months ago.

I am an experienced computer technician and avid gamer. I play War Thunder with my RTX 2080 ti and I have all the graphics settings maxed. It performs incredibly well and is just as good as Intel in my opinion at gaming. From what I hear new games are going to be more multi-thread oriented than they are now so soon AMD will have the lead in gaming performance. I highly recommend this processor for any task you need powerful processing power at a reasonable price. You can't go wrong with Intel or AMD. At the moment both companies are producing very good CPU's and it's nice to know that either way you go your going to be impressed.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Team Blue missed the mark, Ryzen 9 is the king this gen.


Excellent

2 years 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

Overpriced for the little gaming performance you get


Good

15 months ago.

VFM vs 3950x


Excellent

5 months ago.

this is a nice chip. It goes well with what i need to do. No complaints so far.


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