AMD Ryzen 9 3800X vs Intel Core i5-9600

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 3800X and Intel Core i5-9600 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Security & Reliability. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 2 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 10 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 6
  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.7 GHz vs 4.60 GHz
  • 4x 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 10% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2980 vs 2703
  • Around 82% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 24500 vs 13432
Specifications (specs)
Launch date December 2019 vs October 2018
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 16 vs 6
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz vs 4.60 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 64K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) vs 256K (per core)
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2980 vs 2703
PassMark - CPU mark 24500 vs 13432

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i5-9600

  • 294912x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 92% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
L3 cache 9 MB (shared) vs 32MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 125 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 3800X
CPU 2: Intel Core i5-9600

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2980
2703
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
24500
13432
Name AMD Ryzen 9 3800X Intel Core i5-9600
PassMark - Single thread mark 2980 2703
PassMark - CPU mark 24500 13432

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 3800X Intel Core i5-9600

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Coffee Lake
Launch date December 2019 October 2018
Place in performance rating 10 64
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $224

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.9 GHz 3.10 GHz
Front-side bus (FSB) 7 nm
L1 cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 cache 32MB 9 MB (shared)
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz 4.60 GHz
Number of cores 16 6
Number of threads 32
Transistor count 19,200 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C

Memory

Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4-2666
ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4 FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 65 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

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

Security & Reliability

Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)