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

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-10900KF and AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 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 i9-10900KF

  • CPU is newer: launch date 7 month(s) later
  • Around 23% higher clock speed: 5.30 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
  • Around 5% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 95 °C
  • Around 19% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3144 vs 2637
  • Around 23% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 13677 vs 11162
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 30 Apr 2020 vs 30 Sep 2019
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 95 °C
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3144 vs 2637
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13677 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
  • Around 20% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 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 92% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
  • Around 34% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 31800 vs 23669
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
L1 cache 768 KB vs 640 KB
L2 cache 6 MB vs 2560 KB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 20 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 31800 vs 23669

Compare benchmarks

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

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3144
2637
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23669
31800
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
13677
11162
Name Intel Core i9-10900KF AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
PassMark - Single thread mark 3144 2637
PassMark - CPU mark 23669 31800
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13677 11162

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-10900KF AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Zen 2
Launch date 30 Apr 2020 30 Sep 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $463 - $474
Place in performance rating 8 21
Processor Number i9-10900KF PRO 3900
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Family Ryzen 9
OPN Tray 100-000000072

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.70 GHz 3.1 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 640 KB 768 KB
L2 cache 2560 KB 6 MB
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
Unlocked

Memory

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

Compatibility

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

Peripherals

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
Thermal Monitoring
AMD SenseMI
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)

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™)