AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i3-6300

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and Intel Core i3-6300 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, 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), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 year(s) 11 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 30 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 2
  • 60 more threads: 64 vs 4
  • Around 11% higher clock speed: 4.2 GHz vs 3.8 GHz
  • Around 5% higher maximum core temperature: 68°C vs 65°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 12 nm vs 14 nm
  • 24x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 32x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 16x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 6.8x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 30229 vs 4441
  • Around 7% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1018 vs 954
  • 5.1x better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 10702 vs 2081
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 13 August 2018 vs September 2015
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 32 vs 2
Number of threads 64 vs 4
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz vs 3.8 GHz
Maximum core temperature 68°C vs 65°C
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 3072 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 16 MB vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 4096 KB (shared)
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 30229 vs 4441
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1018 vs 954
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 10702 vs 2081

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i3-6300

  • 4.9x lower typical power consumption: 51 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2343 vs 2294
Specifications (specs)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 51 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2343 vs 2294

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
CPU 2: Intel Core i3-6300

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2294
2343
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
30229
4441
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1018
954
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
10702
2081
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Intel Core i3-6300
PassMark - Single thread mark 2294 2343
PassMark - CPU mark 30229 4441
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1018 954
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 10702 2081
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 22.05
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 243.259
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.607
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 12.899
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 30.199
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 1701
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3355
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 5991
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 1701
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3355
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 5991

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Intel Core i3-6300

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Skylake
Family AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date 13 August 2018 September 2015
OPN PIB YD299XAZAFWOF
OPN Tray YD299XAZUIHAF
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Place in performance rating 350 337
Price now $1,729.99 $142.99
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processors
Value for money (0-100) 4.09 12.05
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $148
Processor Number i3-6300
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3 GHz 3.80 GHz
Die size 213 mm 150 mm
L1 cache 3072 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 16 MB 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB 4096 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C 65°C
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Number of cores 32 2
Number of threads 64 4
Transistor count 19200 million 1400 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 65 °C

Memory

Max memory channels 4 2
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
ECC memory support
Maximum memory bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
Maximum memory size 64 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported sTR4 FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watt 51 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included PCG 2015C (65W)
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm

Peripherals

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

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
The "Zen" Core Architecture
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

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

Graphics

Device ID 0x1912
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.15 GHz
Graphics max frequency 1.15 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® HD Graphics 530

Graphics interfaces

DisplayPort
DVI
eDP
HDMI
Number of displays supported 3
Wireless Display (WiDi) support

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over VGA N / A
Max resolution over WiDi 1080p

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot