This year AMD Ryzen Series is on fire
With the Zen2 Chips based on 7nm architect, the Ryzen 5, 7 and 9 series were awesome
The ryzen 9 3900X defeated all its competitors in multithreaded performance.
But for some reason, AMD wasn’t satisfied with the results so they came up the Ryzen 9 3950X, featuring a freaking 16 cores and 32 threads.
This review is for the Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X General Specs
First, let’s start with the general specification
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X has 16 cores and 32 threads with a base clock frequency of 3.5 GHz and a Max boost single-core frequency of 4.7 GHz, 64 Mb Cache, A TDP of 105 Watt, having 2 memory channels supporting up to 3200 MHz of DDR4 memory, and also supporting the new PCIe Version 4.0.
The specs are amazing in the paper, let’s see how it performs in real-life situations
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Benchmarks
Let’s Start with the Benchmarks,
The first will be Cinebench, in cinebench The Ryzen 9 3950X scores around 9200 in multicore, which is around 2000 more than the Ryzen 9 3900X and around 4000 more than the core i9-9900KS, it completely destroys its opponents in multicore performance in cinebench
In cinebench Single core also the performance is similar with, the Ryzen 9 3950X scoring the highest
In WinRAR, performance is slightly down and is able to beat all its predecessors but not able to win against the intel core i9 series
In 7-Zip compression, AMD is still behind the Core i9 but in decompression, it is way ahead of the competition
In Adobe premier pro Encoding Performance is not much better than the 3900X but is way ahead of Intel’s Core i9
Overall the in Multithreaded performance There is no Chip better than the 3900X in consumer-grade CPU processor
And in many Benchmarks performing in the range of HEDT’s and Server Grade Chips
WinRAR, 7-ZIP compression and decompression
Some Blending Results From Different Platforms
In terms of gaming performance, the Ryzen 9 is not able to outperform the Core i9-9900ks as most of the games are benefitted by the higher clock speed of the CPU and Core i9 has a greater CPU clock speed, however, in most of the games the Ryzen 9 performs Almost same as the Core i9-9900KS Giving FPS very close to the Core i9-9900KS, and in almost all the games the FPS difference between the Ryzen 9 and Core i9 is not greater than 10 %, here are some benchmarks, all the games are at 1440P, ultra settings
So Finally The Ryzen 9 3950X is Almost unbeatable in Multithreaded performance, performing in the range of HEDT’s and Server class Chips and in some cases almost outperforming them, like in the case with 10980XE.
You can Read the Full review of 10980XE here:
In gaming, Ryzen 9 is able to match the performance of the Core i9-9900KS which can be easily be said to be the best gaming processor out there, you can read the full review for 9900KS here:
The Price for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is around 750$ which is a bit costly when compared to other AMD Processor, but when compared with the benchmark, being almost unbeatable in multi-threaded performance and being able to outperform some of the HEDT’s like Core i9-10980XE(18 cores) and server-class(28 Cores) chips the prices seem very reasonable, This Chipset’s Performance is The Best one can get in this price range, giving an all-round performance.
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is Processor everyone can use, whether one wants To Game, to do a multithreaded performance, even for light to moderate workstation workload and light server workload, Anyone can use it and get great performance out of it
Only Case is when one outmost and single priority is gaming and nothing more, then Core i9-9900KS is a better option, other than that AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is the winner