Intel Core i9-10900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-10900K and AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 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, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.



Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900K

  • Around 23% higher clock speed: 5.30 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
  • Around 5% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 95 °C
  • Around 21% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3180 vs 2637
  • Around 24% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 13877 vs 11162
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 95 °C
PassMark - Single thread mark 3180 vs 2637
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13877 vs 11162

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900

  • 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
  • 3.2x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 92% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
  • Around 31% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 31800 vs 24204
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 12 vs 10
Number of threads 24 vs 20
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L3 cache 64 MB vs 20 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
PassMark - CPU mark 31800 vs 24204

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i9-10900K
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900

PassMark - Single thread mark
PassMark - CPU mark
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
Name Intel Core i9-10900K AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
PassMark - Single thread mark 3180 2637
PassMark - CPU mark 24204 31800
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13877 11162

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-10900K AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900


Architecture codename Comet Lake Zen 2
Launch date Q2'20 30 Sep 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $488 - $499
Place in performance rating 7 21
Processor Number i9-10900K PRO 3900
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Family Ryzen 9
OPN Tray 100-000000072


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.70 GHz 3.1 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L3 cache 20 MB 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C 95 °C
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz 4.3 GHz
Number of cores 10 12
Number of threads 20 24
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 6 MB


Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 45.8 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-3200


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


Configurable TDP-down 95 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 3.30 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 65 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D


Max number of PCIe lanes 16 20
PCI Express revision 3.0 4.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16+x4, 2x8+x4, 1x8+2x4+x4
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
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)


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™)