Intel Core i9-9820X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Intel Core i9-9820X
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
3300 MHz / Cores: 10 / Oct 2018
Intel Core i9-9820X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
AMD Socket SP3r2DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 24 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9820X
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    205%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9820X
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    111%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9820X
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    299%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-9820X

None

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

11% higher single threaded performance.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 199% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 105% higher average synthetic performance.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

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


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i9-9820XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
Boost 3.0
SSE4A
SSE4.1
AES
SHA
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2

Architecture

Intel Core i9-9820XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
ArchitectureIntel_SkylakevsAMD_Zen_Plus
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameSkylake-XvsZen
Release DateOct 2018vsAug 2018

Cores

Intel Core i9-9820XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
Cores10vs24
Threads20vs48
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

Intel Core i9-9820XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
L1 Cache64K (per core)vs96 KB (per core)
L2 Cache1MB (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache16.5MB (shared)vs32768 KB

Physical

Intel Core i9-9820XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
SocketIntel Socket 2066vsAMD Socket SP3r2
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA2066vsFCLGA-4094
Die Sizeunknownvs213mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i9-9820XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
Cpu Frequency3300 MHzvs3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4200 MHzvs4200 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsvariable
TDP165 Wvs180 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9820X
    4830 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    4620 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9820X
    45919 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    112728 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-9820X (simulated)
    177.5
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X (simulated)
    198.65

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-9820X (simulated)
    1815
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X (simulated)
    5436.29

points - higher is better