Intel Core i9-9900KF vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-9900KF and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 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, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-9900KF

  • Around 11% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 105 Watt
  • Around 12% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3004 vs 2687
  • Around 7% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1343 vs 1253
  • Around 1% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 8735 vs 8651
  • Around 14% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 11052 vs 9657
Specifications (specs)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 105 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3004 vs 2687
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1343 vs 1253
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 8735 vs 8651
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 11052 vs 9657

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 21% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 22796 vs 18799
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 16
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 22796 vs 18799

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i9-9900KF
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3004
2687
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
18799
22796
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1343
1253
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
8735
8651
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
11052
9657
Name Intel Core i9-9900KF AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
PassMark - Single thread mark 3004 2687
PassMark - CPU mark 18799 22796
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1343 1253
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 8735 8651
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 11052 9657
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 9.915
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 90.664

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-9900KF AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Essentials

Architecture codename Coffee Lake Zen 2
Launch date Q1'19 December 2019
Place in performance rating 156 283
Processor Number i9-9900KF
Series 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.60 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 5.00 GHz 5 GHz
Number of cores 8 12
Number of threads 16 24
L1 cache 96K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core)
L3 cache 32MB
Transistor count 19,200 million
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1151 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 105 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D (130W)

Peripherals

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

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
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® TSX-NI
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)

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™)