AMD Ryzen 9 3800X vs Intel Core i9-7980XE

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 3800X and Intel Core i9-7980XE 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, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 year(s) 3 month(s) later
  • Around 12% higher clock speed: 4.7 GHz vs 4.20 GHz
  • Around 33% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 32% lower typical power consumption: 125 Watt vs 165 Watt
  • Around 28% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2985 vs 2341
Specifications (specs)
Launch date December 2019 vs September 2017
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz vs 4.20 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt vs 165 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2985 vs 2341

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-7980XE

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 18 vs 16
  • 4 more threads: 36 vs 32
  • 2.3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 811008x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 13% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 27647 vs 24572
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 18 vs 16
Number of threads 36 vs 32
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core) vs 512K (per core)
L3 cache 25344 KB (shared) vs 32MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 27647 vs 24572

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 3800X
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-7980XE

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2985
2341
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
24572
27647
Name AMD Ryzen 9 3800X Intel Core i9-7980XE
PassMark - Single thread mark 2985 2341
PassMark - CPU mark 24572 27647
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5329
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 43849
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 40.947
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 484.771
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 3.237
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 21.073
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 218.231

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 3800X Intel Core i9-7980XE

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Launch date December 2019 September 2017
Place in performance rating 10 12
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $1,999
Price now $2,005.50
Processor Number i9-7980XE
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 4.08

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.9 GHz 2.60 GHz
Front-side bus (FSB) 7 nm
L1 cache 96K (per core) 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) 1024 KB (per core)
L3 cache 32MB 25344 KB (shared)
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz 4.20 GHz
Number of cores 16 18
Number of threads 32 36
Transistor count 19,200 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 94°C
Number of QPI Links 0

Memory

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

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 165 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
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)