AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 vs Intel Core i9-9820X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 and Intel Core i9-9820X 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
  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 10
  • 4 more threads: 24 vs 20
  • Around 5% higher clock speed: 4.3 GHz vs 4.10 GHz
  • Around 3% higher maximum core temperature: 95 °C vs 92°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 20% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 3.9x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 2.5x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 165 Watt
  • Around 28% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3018 vs 2353
  • Around 56% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 32899 vs 21070
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 30 Sep 2019 vs October 2018
Number of cores 12 vs 10
Number of threads 24 vs 20
Maximum frequency 4.3 GHz vs 4.10 GHz
Maximum core temperature 95 °C vs 92°C
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 768 KB vs 64K (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 16.5 MB (shared)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 165 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3018 vs 2353
PassMark - CPU mark 32899 vs 21070

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-9820X

  • Around 67% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
L2 cache 1 MB (per core) vs 6 MB

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-9820X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3018
2353
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
32899
21070
Name AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 Intel Core i9-9820X
PassMark - Single thread mark 3018 2353
PassMark - CPU mark 32899 21070

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 Intel Core i9-9820X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Family Ryzen 9
Launch date 30 Sep 2019 October 2018
OPN Tray 100-000000072
Place in performance rating 3 51
Processor Number PRO 3900 i9-9820X
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched

Performance

Base frequency 3.1 GHz 3.30 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB 64K (per core)
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB 16.5 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C 92°C
Maximum frequency 4.3 GHz 4.10 GHz
Number of cores 12 10
Number of threads 24 20
Unlocked
64 bit support
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C
Number of QPI Links 0

Memory

Max memory channels 2 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 47.68 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported AM4 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 165 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20 44
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16+x4, 2x8+x4, 1x8+2x4+x4
Scalability 1S Only

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
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)

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)