Intel Core i9-10900KF vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-10900KF and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 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, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900KF

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 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
  • 2.2x lower typical power consumption: 125 Watt vs 280 Watt
  • Around 24% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3144 vs 2534
  • Around 29% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 13677 vs 10605
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 30 Apr 2020 vs 7 Feb 2020
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 95 °C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt vs 280 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3144 vs 2534
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13677 vs 10605

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 54 more cores, run more applications at once: 64 vs 10
  • 108 more threads: 128 vs 20
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 6.4x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 12.8x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 12.8x 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
  • 3.4x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 79930 vs 23669
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 64 vs 10
Number of threads 128 vs 20
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 4 MB vs 640 KB
L2 cache 32 MB vs 2560 KB
L3 cache 256 MB vs 20 MB
Maximum memory size 512 GB vs 128 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 79930 vs 23669

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i9-10900KF
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3144
2534
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23669
79930
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
13677
10605
Name Intel Core i9-10900KF AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
PassMark - Single thread mark 3144 2534
PassMark - CPU mark 23669 79930
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13677 10605
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1214
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23273

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-10900KF AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Zen
Launch date 30 Apr 2020 7 Feb 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $463 - $474 $3990
Place in performance rating 8 16
Processor Number i9-10900KF
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
OPN PIB 100-100000163WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000163

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.70 GHz 2.9 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 640 KB 4 MB
L2 cache 2560 KB 32 MB
L3 cache 20 MB 256 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 64
Number of threads 20 128
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

Compatibility

Configurable TDP-down 95 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 3.30 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 sTRX4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 280 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D

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)
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
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™)