Intel Xeon W-2295 vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon W-2295 and AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 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.



Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon W-2295

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 18 vs 16
  • 4 more threads: 36 vs 32
  • Around 13% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2.3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 18 vs 16
Number of threads 36 vs 32
L1 cache 1152 KB vs 1 MB
L2 cache 18 MB vs 8 MB
PassMark - Single thread mark 2756 vs 2746

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.7 GHz vs 4.60 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 2.6x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 57% lower typical power consumption: 105 Watt vs 165 Watt
  • Around 23% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 39250 vs 31881
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 25 Nov 2019 vs 7 Oct 2019
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz vs 4.60 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L3 cache 64 MB vs 24.75 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt vs 165 Watt
PassMark - CPU mark 39250 vs 31881

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon W-2295
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

PassMark - Single thread mark
PassMark - CPU mark
Name Intel Xeon W-2295 AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2756 2746
PassMark - CPU mark 31881 39250
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1296
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 14150
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13283

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon W-2295 AMD Ryzen 9 3950X


Architecture codename Cascade Lake Zen 2
Launch date 7 Oct 2019 25 Nov 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $1333 $749
Place in performance rating 52 63
Processor Number W-2295
Series Intel Xeon W Processor
Status Launched
Vertical segment Workstation Desktop
OPN PIB 100-100000051WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000051


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.00 GHz 3.5 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 1152 KB 1 MB
L2 cache 18 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 24.75 MB 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 61°C
Maximum frequency 4.60 GHz 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 18 16
Number of QPI Links 0
Number of threads 36 32
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 0


Max memory channels 4 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 93.85 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory types DDR4 2933 DDR4-3200


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA2066 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt 105 Watt


Max number of PCIe lanes 48 40
PCI Express revision 3.0 4.0
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16
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 SSE4.2, Intel AVX, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
Speed Shift technology
Thermal Monitoring


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