The AMD Ryzen 9 3900 12-Core 3.1GHz has 12 cores that run at a clock speed of 3.1GHz.
It has an L3 cache size of 64MB, an L2 cache size of 6144KB, and an L1 cache size of 768KB.
|Cores||12||More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously|
|Speed||3.1GHz||Clock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family|
|Codename||Zen 2||The code name given by the manufacturers|
|Release Date||07 Oct 2019||The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support|
|TDP||65W||The lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates|
|L1 Cache||768KB||The bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency|
|L2 Cache||6144KB||After L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access|
|L3 Cache||64MB||The L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data|
|Lithography||7nm||The smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use|
|CPU Socket||Socket AM4||The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it|
|Integrated GPU||Radeon RX Vega 11||The integrated GPU in tandem with a compatible motherboard can provide basic graphical utility without the need of a graphics card|
|Unlocked Multiplier||yes||An unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost|
The CPU is over 1 year old, meaning while it is probably beginning to look old compared to newer processors, manufacturer support should still be readily available.
Created with lithographic technology sized at 7 nanometers, the Ryzen 9 3900 12-Core 3.1GHz is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, and with a Thermal Design Power of 65W the amount of power necessary to run is not excessive.