The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950x is a fantastic CPU at a moderate price for the performance it can put out.

The AMD Ryzen 3950x has:

  • 16 cores and 32 threads
  • 8 MB L2 cache and 64 MB L3 cache
  • 3.5 GHz base speed with an boosted speed of 4.7 GHz
  • a Passmark score of 35688
  • a current price of $759 on New Egg.

Comparatively its Intel adversary (spec wise) would be the Intel core i9 9900.

The Intel core i9 9900 has:

  • 8 cores and 16 threads
  • 16 MB of L3 cache
  • 3.1 GHz base speed with a boosted speed of 5.0 GHz
  • a Passmark score of 18720
  • a current price of $781 on New Egg

The Intel core i9 has a little less for a little more with a much worse Passmark score. I believe that of Facts alone and at their respective price points that the Ryzen 9 3950x is one of, if not, the best CPU on the market. If you are going to dish out $700+ on a CPU alone any time soon I would say that spec and price wise this is the CPU for you.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.

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