Intel Core i7-10700 vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i7-10700 and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 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: 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), PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-10700

  • CPU is newer: launch date 3 month(s) later
  • Around 12% higher clock speed: 4.80 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
  • Around 5% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 95 °C
  • 4.3x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 280 Watt
  • Around 20% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2951 vs 2469
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 27 May 2020 vs 7 Feb 2020
Maximum frequency 4.80 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 95 °C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 280 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2951 vs 2469

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 56 more cores, run more applications at once: 64 vs 8
  • 112 more threads: 128 vs 16
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 8x 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
  • 16x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more maximum memory size: 512 GB vs 128 GB
  • 4.6x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 80664 vs 17666
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 64 vs 8
Number of threads 128 vs 16
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 4 MB vs 512 KB
L2 cache 32 MB vs 2 MB
L3 cache 256 MB vs 16 MB
Maximum memory size 512 GB vs 128 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 80664 vs 17666

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i7-10700
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2951
2469
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
17666
80664
Name Intel Core i7-10700 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
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
PassMark - Single thread mark 2951 2469
PassMark - CPU mark 17666 80664
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1214
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23273

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i7-10700 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Zen
Launch date 27 May 2020 7 Feb 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $323 $3990
Place in performance rating 9 12
Processor Number i7-10700
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
OPN PIB 100-100000163WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000163

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.90 GHz 2.9 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 512 KB 4 MB
L2 cache 2 MB 32 MB
L3 cache 16 MB 256 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C 95 °C
Maximum frequency 4.80 GHz 4.3 GHz
Number of cores 8 64
Number of threads 16 128
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 2 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 45.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 512 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-3200

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

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported LGA 1200 sTRX4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 280 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C

Peripherals

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

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
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
The "Zen" Core Architecture

Virtualization

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™)