AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 vs Intel Core i5-9600

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 and Intel Core i5-9600 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900

  • CPU is newer: launch date 0 year(s) 11 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 6
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 2x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 7.1x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 12% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3018 vs 2703
  • 2.4x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 32899 vs 13432
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 30 Sep 2019 vs October 2018
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 12 vs 6
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 768 KB vs 64K (per core)
L2 cache 6 MB vs 256K (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 9 MB (shared)
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3018 vs 2703
PassMark - CPU mark 32899 vs 13432

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i5-9600

  • Around 7% higher clock speed: 4.60 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
Maximum frequency 4.60 GHz vs 4.3 GHz

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
CPU 2: Intel Core i5-9600

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3018
2703
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
32899
13432
Name AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 Intel Core i5-9600
PassMark - Single thread mark 3018 2703
PassMark - CPU mark 32899 13432

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 Intel Core i5-9600

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Coffee Lake
Family Ryzen 9
Launch date 30 Sep 2019 October 2018
OPN Tray 100-000000072
Place in performance rating 3 64
Processor Number PRO 3900
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $224

Performance

Base frequency 3.1 GHz 3.10 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB 64K (per core)
L2 cache 6 MB 256K (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB 9 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C
Maximum frequency 4.3 GHz 4.60 GHz
Number of cores 12 6
Number of threads 24
Unlocked
64 bit support
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C

Memory

Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 47.68 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666
ECC memory support

Compatibility

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

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20
PCI Express revision 4.0
PCIe configurations 1x16+x4, 2x8+x4, 1x8+2x4+x4

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
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)