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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Ryzen 7 3700X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X with 16-cores against the 3.6 GHz Ryzen 7 3700X with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

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General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
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Power Consumption
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3700X and 1950X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
  • Supports up to 2048 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • Has 8 physical cores more than the 3700X
  • Supports quad-channel memory
  • Around 31.79 GB/s (67%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Newer - released 2 years later
  • Consumes up to 64% less energy than the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X – 65 vs 180 Watt
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • More than 27 °C higher critical temperature
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 10% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and Ryzen 7 3700X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released August 10, 2017 July 7, 2019
Launch price 999 USD 329 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Zen Zen 2
Socket sTR4 AM4
Integrated GPU No No


Cores 16 8
Threads 32 16
Base Frequency 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 36x
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors 9.6 billions 19.2 billions
Fabrication Process 14 nm 7 nm
TDP 180 W 65 W
Max. temperature 68°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 2048 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 4 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 79.47 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
EEC Support Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X official page AMD Ryzen 7 3700X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 60 20

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