AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs Intel Core i9-9940X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and Intel Core i9-9940X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Peripherals, Security & Reliability. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 5 month(s) later
  • Around 9% higher clock speed: 4.8 GHz vs 4.40 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 74% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 165 Watt
  • Around 19% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2913 vs 2451
  • Around 4% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 5554 vs 5315
Specifications (specs)
Launch date March 2019 vs October 2018
Maximum frequency 4.8 GHz vs 4.40 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 165 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2913 vs 2451
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5554 vs 5315

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-9940X

  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 14 vs 8
  • 12 more threads: 28 vs 16
  • Around 17% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 3.5x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 20% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 32% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 27124 vs 20509
  • Around 54% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 42757 vs 27771
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 14 vs 8
Number of threads 28 vs 16
L1 cache 64K (per core) vs 96K (per core)
L2 cache 1 MB (per core) vs 512K (per core)
L3 cache 19.25 MB (shared) vs 16 MB (shared)
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 27124 vs 20509
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 42757 vs 27771

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-9940X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2913
2451
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
20509
27124
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
5554
5315
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
27771
42757
Name AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Intel Core i9-9940X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2913 2451
PassMark - CPU mark 20509 27124
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5554 5315
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 27771 42757
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Intel Core i9-9940X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Launch date March 2019 October 2018
Place in performance rating 76 7
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Processor Number i9-9940X
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4 GHz 3.30 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) 1 MB (per core)
L3 cache 16 MB (shared) 19.25 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 4.8 GHz 4.40 GHz
Number of cores 8 14
Number of threads 16 28
Transistor count 4800 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum core temperature 88°C
Number of QPI Links 0

Memory

Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4-2666
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory size 128 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported AM4 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 165 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X

Advanced Technologies

Extended Frequency Range (XFR)
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 44
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)