AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs Intel Core i9-9960X

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 16 / Sep 2019
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Intel Core i9-9960X
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
3100 MHz / Cores: 16 / Oct 2018
Intel Core i9-9960X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    126%
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    110%
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    142%
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

10% higher single threaded performance.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 42% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
60 watts lower power draw.
Around 26% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-9960X

None

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 9 3950XIntel Core i9-9960X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
Boost 2.0
Boost 3.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 9 3950XIntel Core i9-9960X
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_2vsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZen 2vsSkylake-X
Release DateSep 2019vsOct 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen 9 3950XIntel Core i9-9960X
Cores16vs16
Threads32vs32
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen 9 3950XIntel Core i9-9960X
L1 Cache96K (per core)vs64K (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs1MB (per core)
L3 Cache72MBvs22MB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 9 3950XIntel Core i9-9960X
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 2066
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackagevsFC-LGA2066
Die Sizeunknownvsunknown
Process7 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 9 3950XIntel Core i9-9960X
Cpu Frequency3500 MHzvs3100 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4700 MHzvs4500 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP105 Wvs165 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    5170 points
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    5175 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    75152 points
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    69018 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (simulated)
    210.48
  • Intel Core i9-9960X (simulated)
    190.18

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (simulated)
    3879.47
  • Intel Core i9-9960X (simulated)
    2728

points - higher is better