AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3600 vs Intel Core i9-9960X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3600 and Intel Core i9-9960X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Security & Reliability. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3600

  • CPU is newer: launch date 0 year(s) 11 month(s) later
  • Around 12% higher maximum core temperature: 95 °C vs 85°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 45% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 2.5x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 165 Watt
  • Around 17% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2907 vs 2484
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 30 Sep 2019 vs October 2018
Maximum core temperature 95 °C vs 85°C
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L3 cache 32 MB vs 22 MB (shared)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 165 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 vs 2484

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-9960X

  • 10 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 6
  • 20 more threads: 32 vs 12
  • Around 5% higher clock speed: 4.40 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • 2.7x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 5.3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 31% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 28336 vs 21586
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 16 vs 6
Number of threads 32 vs 12
Maximum frequency 4.40 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
L1 cache 64K (per core) vs 384 KB
L2 cache 1 MB (per core) vs 3 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 28336 vs 21586

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3600
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-9960X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2907
2484
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21586
28336
Name AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3600 Intel Core i9-9960X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 2484
PassMark - CPU mark 21586 28336
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1166
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 14175

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3600 Intel Core i9-9960X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Family Ryzen 5
Launch date 30 Sep 2019 October 2018
OPN Tray 100-000000029
Place in performance rating 13 132
Processor Number PRO 3600 i9-9960X
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched

Performance

Base frequency 3.6 GHz 3.10 GHz
L1 cache 384 KB 64K (per core)
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB (per core)
L3 cache 32 MB 22 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C 85°C
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz 4.40 GHz
Number of cores 6 16
Number of threads 12 32
Unlocked
64 bit support
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Number of QPI Links 0

Memory

Max memory channels 2 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 47.68 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported AM4 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 165 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20 44
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16+x4, 2x8+x4, 1x8+2x4+x4
Scalability 1S Only

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
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)

Security & Reliability

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