Intel Core i9-9900KF vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Intel Core i9-9900KF
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Jan 2019
Intel Core i9-9900KF

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3800 MHz / Cores: 12 / Dec 2019
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-9900KF

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.

Intel Core i9-9900KF

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-9900KF

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

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


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i9-9900KFAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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 i9-9900KFAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsAMD_Zen_2
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameCoffee LakevsZen 2
Release DateJan 2019vsDec 2019

Cores

Intel Core i9-9900KFAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Cores8vs12
Threads16vs24
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

Intel Core i9-9900KFAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
L1 Cache64K (per core)vs96K (per core)
L2 Cache256K (per core)vs512K (per core)
L3 Cache16MB (shared)vs64MB

Physical

Intel Core i9-9900KFAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsAMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA14Cvs
Die Sizeunknownvsunknown
Process14 nmvs7 nm

Performance

Intel Core i9-9900KFAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3800 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed5000 MHzvs4600 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsvariable
TDP95 Wvs125 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9900KF
    6000 points
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    5060 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9900KF
    41472 points
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    61195 points

Points - higher is better