AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT vs Intel Core i7-10700

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT and Intel Core i7-10700 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 89% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 33383 vs 17629
Specifications (specs)
Launch date July 2020 vs 27 May 2020
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 16
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 16 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 33383 vs 17629

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-10700

  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.80 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
  • Around 62% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 105 Watt
  • Around 4% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2939 vs 2820
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.80 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 105 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2939 vs 2820

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
CPU 2: Intel Core i7-10700

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2820
2939
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
33383
17629
Name AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT Intel Core i7-10700
PassMark - Single thread mark 2820 2939
PassMark - CPU mark 33383 17629
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 2034
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 2034
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 6970
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 6970
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 11748
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 11748

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT Intel Core i7-10700

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Comet Lake
Launch date July 2020 27 May 2020
OPN PIB 100-100000277WOF
Place in performance rating 14 10
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $323
Processor Number i7-10700
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors
Status Launched

Performance

Base frequency 3.8 GHz 2.90 GHz
L2 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 16 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz 4.80 GHz
Number of cores 12 8
Number of threads 24 16
Unlocked
64 bit support
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 512 KB
Maximum core temperature 100°C

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2933
Maximum memory bandwidth 45.8 GB/s

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4 LGA 1200
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt 65 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20 16
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Graphics

Device ID 0x9BC5
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.20 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2160@30Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)