Intel Core i3-9300T vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i3-9300T and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.



Reasons to consider the Intel Core i3-9300T

  • CPU is newer: launch date 8 month(s) later
  • Around 21% higher maximum core temperature: 82 °C vs 68°C
  • 7.1x lower typical power consumption: 35 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 3% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2373 vs 2307
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 23 April 2019 vs 13 August 2018
Maximum core temperature 82 °C vs 68°C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 35 Watt vs 250 Watt
PassMark - Single thread mark 2373 vs 2307

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 28 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 4
  • 60 more threads: 64 vs 4
  • Around 11% higher clock speed: 4.2 GHz vs 3.80 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 12 nm vs 14 nm
  • 12x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 16x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 5x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 32072 vs 6367
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 32 vs 4
Number of threads 64 vs 4
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz vs 3.80 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 3072 KB vs 256 KB
L2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 8 MB
PassMark - CPU mark 32072 vs 6367

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i3-9300T
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

PassMark - Single thread mark
PassMark - CPU mark
Name Intel Core i3-9300T AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
PassMark - Single thread mark 2373 2307
PassMark - CPU mark 6367 32072
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1018
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 10702
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i3-9300T AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX


Architecture codename Coffee Lake Zen
Family Core i3 AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date 23 April 2019 13 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP) $143
Place in performance rating 237 409
Processor Number i3-9300T
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Price now $1,729.99
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
Value for money (0-100) 4.09


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.20 GHz 3 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 256 KB 3072 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 16 MB
L3 cache 8 MB 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 12 nm
Maximum core temperature 82 °C 68°C
Maximum frequency 3.80 GHz 4.2 GHz
Number of cores 4 32
Number of threads 4 64
Die size 213 mm
Transistor count 19200 million


ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 37.5 GB/s
Maximum memory size 64 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz


Device ID 0x3E91
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.10 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 4096x2304@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5


Configurable TDP-down 25 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 2.50 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported FCLGA1151 sTR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 35 Watt 250 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included


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

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)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
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
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
The "Zen" Core Architecture


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