Average Bench: 85.3% (115th of 1358)

Based on 50,680 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core Processor

The 3950X is the 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen 3 flagship. Although this CPU offers server levels of multi-core encoding performance, there are relatively few, if any, consumer use cases for the 3950X. Streamers are better off using dedicated hardware such as NVENC which encodes far more efficiently than any CPU. Gamers are better served by low latency gaming CPUs such as the 9600K for a fraction of the price. For example, comparing these two PCs shows that the 3950X build offers less than half the gaming performance. The only rational reason to put a 3950X in a gaming build is in exchange for sponsorship money. [Feb '21 CPUPro]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X averaged just 14.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,790Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 984Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is just 15.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 77.4Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 498Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,680 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 Memory 77.4 87.9
111 1-Core 128 139
219 2-Core 255 276
85.9% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
435 4-Core 498 534
847 8-Core 984 1,055
91.3% 741 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,559 64-Core 2,790 3,036
187% 2,790 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 138
2-Core 273
93% 166 Pts
4-Core 541
8-Core 1,070
99% 806 Pts
64-Core 3,046
204% 3,046 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 984
94% 754 Pts
64-Core 1,616
108% 1,616 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
89% 159 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 1,024
95% 771 Pts
64-Core 2,932
197% 2,932 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.5
1-Core 131
2-Core 266
84% 154 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 1,033
95% 775 Pts
64-Core 2,940
197% 2,940 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $750 @ launch in Nov '19
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Typical Ryzen 9 3950X Builds (Compare 25,062 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 177%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 227%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $370

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,845

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

4 months ago.

Cheaper, more technological, more practical


Excellent

16 months ago.

16 Core 32 Thread of beast, can run many VM, After Effects, !!!


Good

2 months ago.

Best processor in the universe


Terrible

22 months ago.

This is best of the best on am4 platform, finally long awaited 16 core CPU from AMD.


Good

18 months ago.


Excellent

14 months ago.

Comment 

Let me get this straight, the 3950x is NOT a CPU a gamer or a streamer would want. The 3950x is made for video editing, running VMs, servers and even mining. It has the most powerful multi-core performance for a consumer processor. For streamers, the new NVENC encoder on the latest Turing GPUs is able to match CPU x264 quality so having a high core count CPU for streaming is no longer a requirement. With NVENC, you can stream smoothly even with the 6c/6t 9400F. Running two or three programs in the background while gaming is hardly demanding for multi-threaded, multi-core CPU these days. If most of your daily usage consist of gaming and streaming, look elsewhere, such as the 9900k or 9700k where they will give you more headroom for a faster GPU if you happen to upgrade in the future while also being much cheaper. The 3950x also makes lots of sense if you plan to edit and render videos all day long.—Jan '20


Excellent

22 months ago.

userbenchmark has the big gaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Excellent

2 years ago.

most powerful am4 processor 2019 year . 16 core


Excellent

2 years ago.

Offered pretty much what was previously regarded as HEDT grade (16 core 32 thread, huge amount of cache and high clock) at lower prices, is more accessible to high end market and can be slotted to mainstream socket.


Good

2 years ago.

Prices shot up fast unfortunately but the is the multitasking beast.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Honestly, this is lookin to be the best one by Ryzen yet


Excellent

2 years ago.

Like it or not, but this is the best CPU so far. It has perfect all-round performance and for those who want future proof...next 5 to 10 years the regular consumer or even prosumer will be just fine or better. 4 years ago 4 cores were super and 8 cores were "You don't need it, nothing will use their capabilities". Right now the same story, but 8 cores to 16 cores. Even Intel's flagship 10900K is 10 cores already. Hugely recommendation to everybody, who hasn't decided yet. Gaming is flawless with 2080 Super and on 4K res everything is silky smooth. It just works great with everything.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Image editing just jumped by leaps and bounds. With this much ability, I just might see about learning how to edit videos.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Excellen Performance. Excellent Thermals. All around excellent Processor that will run with the big boys for years on your gaming rig.


Excellent

21 months ago.

Very difficult to load over 50%. Even with CAD.


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