88points

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

70points

Intel Core i9-9980XE

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X vs Intel Core i9-9980XE

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE

Why is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X better than Intel Core i9-9980XE?

  • 2.19x faster CPU speed
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    32 x 3.7GHzvs18 x 3GHz
  • 28 more CPU threads
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    64vs36
  • 534MHz higher ram speed
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    3200MHzvs2666MHz
  • 2x higher PassMark result
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    63337vs31704
  • 103.25MB bigger L3 cache
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    128MBvs24.75MB
  • 7nm smaller semiconductor size
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    7nmvs14nm
  • 0.1GHz higher turbo clock speed
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    4.5GHzvs4.4GHz
  • 1848KB bigger L1 cache
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    3000KBvs1152KB

Why is Intel Core i9-9980XE better than AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X?

  • 2MB bigger L2 cache
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    18MBvs16MB
  • 0.5MB/core more L2 cache per core
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    1MB/corevs0.5MB/core
  • 115W lower TDP
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    165Wvs280W
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling
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  • 16°C higher maximum operating temperature
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    84°Cvs68°C
  • 15.4 more performance per watt
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    95.6vs80.2

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE
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)

280W

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

68°C

84°C

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
6.Has integrated graphics
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Performance

1.CPU speed

32 x 3.7GHz

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

64

36

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

16MB

18MB

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

128MB

24.75MB

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

4.5GHz

4.4GHz

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

3000KB

1152KB

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

Memory

1.RAM speed

3200MHz

2666MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2.maximum memory bandwidth

95.37GB/s

85.3GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
3.memory channels

4

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4.Supports ECC memory
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE
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.
5.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 Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
2.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE
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 Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE
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 Threadripper 3970X
Intel Core i9-9980XE
MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

63337

31704

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

2691

2531

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

22444

15767

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

17444

7516

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

509

459

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

1261

1143

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

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