AMD Ryzen 9 3900 OCed & Benchmarked, a Record-Breaking Beast!

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900 isn't expected to land on shelves for at least another month but that hasn't stopped venerable overclocker "Splave" from managing to procure one from a vendor, overclock the heck out of it and benchmark it.

So without any further delay, let's dig into the juicy bits!

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AMD Ryzen 9 3900 Overclocked & Benchmarked, A 65W Beast!

The Ryzen 9 3900 is a 12 core, 24 thread processor just like its bigger brother the Ryzen 9 3900X. The chip is also fully unlocked for overclocking like its bigger brother. The only differences between the two chips is the power rating and the clock speeds.


The Ryzen 9 3900 is a 65W CPU as opposed to the 105W rating of its bigger brother. The Ryzen 9 3900's clock speeds have also been confirmed at 3.1GHz base, 4.05 GHz all-core Turbo & 4.35GHz single core Turbo.

Using an Enermax Liqtech II 360 White liquid cooler & an ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard, Splave overclocked his 3900 to an all core clock speed of 4.35GHz at a voltage of 1.375v.

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AMD Ryzen 9 3900 Taken to The Extreme -  Shatters Cinebench R15 & Geekbench 3 Records

Using subzero cooling, Splave was able to push the Ryzen 9 3900 all the way to 5.5GHz and managed to set new world records for any 65W CPU ever tested in both Cinebench R15 and Geekbench 3.


At 5.5GHz on all cores the Ryzen 9 3900 scored 4319 points in Cinebench R15, second only to safedisk's 4383 record using a 3900X.  At 5.475GHz on all cores the 3900 managed to score 77106 points in Geekbench 3, again a new record for any 65W CPU and only second to Safedisk's golden 3900X which scored 78100 at 5.52GHz.

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All-in-all this is a mightily impressive feat and the Ryzen 9 3900 is shaping up to be one of the most impressive CPUs we have seen to date. Matched with the right MSRP, this chip may very well be the new king of mainstream CPUs.

AMD Ryzen 9 3000 Series CPU Lineup

CPU NameRyzen 9 3900Ryzen 9 3900XRyzen 9 3950X
Base Clock3.1 GHz3.8 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost Clock4.3 GHz4.6 GHz4.7 GHz
Cache (L2+L3)70 MB70 MB72 MB
PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)404040
PriceTBA$499 US$749 US


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