Intel Core i9-9900K vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i9-9900K

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Socket SP3r2DESKTOP
3100 MHz / Cores: 16 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    117%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    124%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    154%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-9900K

Much higher single threaded performance (around 24% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 54% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

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



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
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
SSE4A
SSE4.1
AES
SHA
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2

Architecture

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsAMD_Zen_Plus
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameCoffee LakevsZen
Release DateSep 2018vsAug 2018

Cores

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
Cores8vs16
Threads16vs32
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs96 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache16896 KB (shared)vs32768 KB

Physical

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsAMD Socket SP3r2
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA14CvsFCLGA-4094
Die Sizeunknownvs213mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3100 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed5000 MHzvs3700 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsvariable
TDP95 Wvs125 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    6000 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    4070 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    41472 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    66563 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    2077
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    3210

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    218
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    175

points - higher is better