AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i9-9900X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Intel Core i9-9900X 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 7 3700X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 2 month(s) later
  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 10
  • 4 more threads: 24 vs 20
  • Around 14% higher clock speed: 5 GHz vs 4.40 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 80% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 57% lower typical power consumption: 105 Watt vs 165 Watt
  • Around 17% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2907 vs 2482
  • Around 4% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23860 vs 22984
  • Around 6% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 5600 vs 5290
Specifications (specs)
Launch date December 2019 vs October 2018
Number of cores 12 vs 10
Number of threads 24 vs 20
Maximum frequency 5 GHz vs 4.40 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 64K (per core)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt vs 165 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 vs 2482
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 vs 22984
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600 vs 5290

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-9900X

  • Around 67% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 630784x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 11% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 37895 vs 34280
Specifications (specs)
L2 cache 1 MB (per core) vs 512K (per core)
L3 cache 19.25 MB (shared) vs 32MB
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 37895 vs 34280

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-9900X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2907
2482
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23860
22984
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
5600
5290
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
34280
37895
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i9-9900X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 2482
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 22984
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600 5290
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34280 37895
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i9-9900X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Launch date December 2019 October 2018
Place in performance rating 56 72
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Processor Number i9-9900X
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4.2 GHz 3.50 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) 1 MB (per core)
L3 cache 32MB 19.25 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 5 GHz 4.40 GHz
Number of cores 12 10
Number of threads 24 20
Transistor count 19,200 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C
Maximum core temperature 92°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) 105 Watt 165 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X

Advanced Technologies

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)