Intel Core i9-9980XE vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Intel Core i9-9980XE
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
3000 MHz / Cores: 18 / Oct 2018
Intel Core i9-9980XE

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9980XE
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    107%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9980XE
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    108%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9980XE
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    106%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-9980XE

None

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

8% higher single threaded performance.
6% higher multi threaded performance.
40 watts lower power draw.
Around 7% higher average synthetic performance.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i9-9980XEAMD 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
Boost 3.0
SSE4A
SSE4.1
AES
SHA
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2

Architecture

Intel Core i9-9980XEAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
ArchitectureIntel_SkylakevsAMD_Zen_2
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameSkylake-XvsZen 2
Release DateOct 2018vsDec 2019

Cores

Intel Core i9-9980XEAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Cores18vs12
Threads36vs24
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

Intel Core i9-9980XEAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
L1 Cache64K (per core)vs96K (per core)
L2 Cache1MB (per core)vs512K (per core)
L3 Cache24.75MB (shared)vs64MB

Physical

Intel Core i9-9980XEAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
SocketIntel Socket 2066vsAMD Socket AM4
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA2066vs
Die Sizeunknownvsunknown
Process14 nmvs7 nm

Performance

Intel Core i9-9980XEAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Cpu Frequency3000 MHzvs3800 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4500 MHzvs4600 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsvariable
TDP165 Wvs125 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9980XE
    5175 points
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    5060 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9980XE
    75141 points
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    61195 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-9980XE (simulated)
    190.18
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    206

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-9980XE (simulated)
    2970
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    3159

points - higher is better