80points
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

72points
67points

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs Intel Core i9-10980XE

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE

Why is AMD Ryzen 9 3950X better than Intel Core i9-10980XE?

  • 3.7% faster CPU speed
    ?

    16 x 3.5GHzvs18 x 3GHz
  • 15.12% higher PassMark result
    ?

    39319vs34156
  • 47.25MB bigger L3 cache
    ?

    72MBvs24.75MB
  • 7nm smaller semiconductor size
    ?

    7nmvs14nm
  • 0.1GHz higher turbo clock speed
    ?

    4.7GHzvs4.6GHz
  • 384KB bigger L1 cache
    ?

    1536KBvs1152KB
  • 60W lower TDP
    ?

    105Wvs165W
  • 3.15% higher PassMark result (single)
    ?

    2750vs2666

Why is Intel Core i9-10980XE better than AMD Ryzen 9 3950X?

  • 4 more CPU threads
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    36vs32
  • 9.9MB bigger L2 cache
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    18MBvs8.1MB
  • 0.5MB/core more L2 cache per core
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    1MB/corevs0.5MB/core
  • 2 more memory channels
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    4vs2
  • 11.91% higher multi-core Geekbench 5 result
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    15850vs14163
  • 35.7seconds faster Blender (classroom) result
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    235secondsvs270.7seconds
  • 19.4seconds faster Blender (bmw27) result
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    71.4secondsvs90.8seconds
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling
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Price comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

ProductStorePrice
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unl...AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Without Cooler
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$709.99
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$143.38

Intel Core i9-10980XE

ProductStorePrice
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10980XE Desktop Processor ...Intel Core i9-10980XE Desktop Processor 18 Cores 36 thread up to 4.8GHz Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W
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$995.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10940X Desktop Processor 1...Intel Core i9-10940X Desktop Processor 14 Cores up to 4.8GHz Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W, BX8069510940X
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$799.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition Pro...Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition Processor 18 Cores up to 4.4GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W Processors (999AD1)
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$1,054.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10900X Desktop Processor 1...Intel Core i9-10900X Desktop Processor 10 Cores up to 4.7GHz Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W (BX8069510900X)
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$562.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10920X Desktop Processor 1...Intel Core i9-10920X Desktop Processor 12 Cores up to 4.8GHz Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W
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$642.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10900X Cascade Lake 3.7GHz...Intel Core i9-10900X Cascade Lake 3.7GHz 19.25MB CPU Desktop Processor Boxed
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$621.29
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900...Intel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 95W
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$329.99
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel BX80673I97980X Core i9-7980XE Proc...Intel BX80673I97980X Core i9-7980XE Processors
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$1,600.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 ...Intel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 GHz  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 65W, Model Number: BX8070110400
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$179.99
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64...AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, without Cooler
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$2,637.30

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
2.semiconductor size

7nm

14nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
3.Thermal Design Power (TDP)

105W

165W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
4.PCI Express (PCIe) version

4

3

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
5.CPU temperature

95°C

86°C

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
6.Has integrated graphics
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Performance

1.CPU speed

16 x 3.5GHz

18 x 3GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.CPU threads

32

36

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
3.L2 cache

8.1MB

18MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4.L3 cache

72MB

24.75MB

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
5.turbo clock speed

4.7GHz

4.6GHz

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
6.L1 cache

1536KB

1152KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Memory

1.memory channels

2

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2.Supports ECC memory
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
3.DDR memory version

4

4

DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.

Features

1.Has AES
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
2.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
4.SSE version

4.2

4.2

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
5.Has AVX
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial apps, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
6.Has MMX
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

39319

34156

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
2.PassMark result (single)

2750

2666

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
3.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

14163

15850

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2020)
4.Cinebench R20 (multi) result

9148

8848

Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
5.Cinebench R20 (single) result

531

480

Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
6.Geekbench 5 result (single)

1295

1178

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2020)

Price comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

ProductStorePrice
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AmazonAMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unl...AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Without Cooler
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$709.99
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X walmartASUS TUF B450-Pro Gaming AMD R
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$143.38

Intel Core i9-10980XE

ProductStorePrice
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10980XE Desktop Processor ...Intel Core i9-10980XE Desktop Processor 18 Cores 36 thread up to 4.8GHz Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W
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$995.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10940X Desktop Processor 1...Intel Core i9-10940X Desktop Processor 14 Cores up to 4.8GHz Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W, BX8069510940X
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$799.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition Pro...Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition Processor 18 Cores up to 4.4GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W Processors (999AD1)
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$1,054.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10900X Desktop Processor 1...Intel Core i9-10900X Desktop Processor 10 Cores up to 4.7GHz Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W (BX8069510900X)
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$562.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10920X Desktop Processor 1...Intel Core i9-10920X Desktop Processor 12 Cores up to 4.8GHz Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W
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$642.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i9-10900X Cascade Lake 3.7GHz...Intel Core i9-10900X Cascade Lake 3.7GHz 19.25MB CPU Desktop Processor Boxed
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$621.29
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900...Intel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 95W
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$329.99
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel BX80673I97980X Core i9-7980XE Proc...Intel BX80673I97980X Core i9-7980XE Processors
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$1,600.00
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonIntel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 ...Intel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 GHz  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 65W, Model Number: BX8070110400
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$179.99
Intel Core i9-10980XE AmazonAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64...AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, without Cooler
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$2,637.30

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