Intel Core i9-10900F vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-10900F and AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900F

  • Around 11% higher clock speed: 5.20 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
  • Around 62% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 105 Watt
  • Around 10% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3078 vs 2801
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 5.20 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 105 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3078 vs 2801

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 10
  • 4 more threads: 24 vs 20
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 2.4x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 3.2x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 56% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 33016 vs 21135
  • Around 3% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 12266 vs 11939
Specifications (specs)
Launch date July 2020 vs 30 Apr 2020
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 12 vs 10
Number of threads 24 vs 20
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L2 cache 6 MB vs 2.5 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 20 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 33016 vs 21135
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 12266 vs 11939

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i9-10900F
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3078
2801
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21135
33016
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
11939
12266
Name Intel Core i9-10900F AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
PassMark - Single thread mark 3078 2801
PassMark - CPU mark 21135 33016
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 11939 12266

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-10900F AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Zen 2
Launch date 30 Apr 2020 July 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $423
Place in performance rating 20 16
Processor Number i9-10900F
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
OPN PIB 100-100000277WOF

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.80 GHz 3.8 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 640 KB
L2 cache 2.5 MB 6 MB
L3 cache 20 MB 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 5.20 GHz 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 10 12
Number of threads 20 24
Unlocked

Memory

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

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 105 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16 20
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)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
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® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

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