Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,497 user samples
10,497 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 119%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
83.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
122 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
273 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+13%
241 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
538 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
471 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1055 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+35%
784 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2156 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+120%
979 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
132 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
263 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
520 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1108 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+25%
887 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2294 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+112%
1,083 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,235,720 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
110 % 132 % More popular.
+20%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.71 % 1.58 % Hugely higher market share.
+122%
Price
Price (score)
$505 197 USD Hugely cheaper.
+156%
Value
Value For Money
81.5 % 93.1 % Slightly better value.
+14%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 78.3 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+34%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+80%
6.67 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+116%
11.1 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+71%
12 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+10%
3.44 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.19 GHz
Age
Newest
2 Months Hugely more recent.
+578%
13.6 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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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. 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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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