AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU Review

Application & Synthetic Testing Continued…..


Surprisingly, the Ryzen 9 3950X and the Core i9 10980XE tie exactly in this test when comparing the stock Ryzen 9 3950X to the stock 10980XE. Overclocked, the 10980XE pulls ahead by a large margin. Intel’s Core i9 9900K again gets taken out to the woodshed. At overclocked speeds, the Ryzen 9 3950X actually loses points. As a result it seems boost clocks can help out here more than the slight gain in an all-core overclock on the Ryzen 9 3950X.

Cinebench R20 – Multithread

In this test, the Ryzen 9 3950X turns in a better score than the 10980XE at stock speeds. Overclocked, the latter is quite a bit faster. However, it costs a considerable amount more in every sense of the word. The 3950X also shows excellent gains over the 3900X.

Cinebench R20 – Single Thread

Here we see rough parity between all of our CPU’s. The 3900X and 3950X do come out slightly ahead.


Overclocked, the 10980XE is the fastest option in our lineup. However, the 3950X both overclocked and stock outshine everything else.


In this test, we see a relatively solid gain from manual overclocking the 3950X over stock speeds. However, the 10980XE is once again faster, but needs to be overclocked considerably to achieve that victory. If you’re in need of a space heater and you do a lot in Blender, the 10980XE might be worth it for you.

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