IntelBX80673I99980X
AMD100-100000051WOF

18 Cores, 36 Threads @3.00 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q4 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,223 user samples
2,015 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 1.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 157th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
50,208 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 104th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.9 % 86 % +5%
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
SotTR 6%, ACO 1% 2 % Hitm2 2%, FarC5 5%, StrangeB 3%, TWarW2 14%, MetroEx 0%, MESoW 1%, Divis2 4%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
BFV 6%, SotTR 0%, Divis2 0% 0 % MetroEx 7%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.3 Pts 77.7 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 129 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
245 Pts 258 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
469 Pts 505 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
931 Pts 996 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
85.9 Pts 87.8 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
139 Pts 139 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
276 Pts 277 Pts +0%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
542 Pts +1% 536 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1086 Pts +3% 1057 Pts
Market Share
Based on 52,838,166 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.15 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
56.2 % 67 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 60 % More popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$1,098 $690 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
41+ Months 30 Months More recent.
+27%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3123 Pts +1% 3088 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2592 Pts 2837 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
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The refreshed i9-7980XE (which in my opinion is one of my favourite CPU from Intel even with slightly bloated pricing), comes with soldered TIM which can transfer heat from die to IHS better but overclocking enthusiasts disappoints as the solder itself transfer lower heat than metallic thermal paste such as Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut and can complicate relidding. [Dec '19 ColdSpy]

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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]

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