Intel Core i9-10900X vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Comparing Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Information on Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X.
Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
Let's see how good Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.
i9-10900X satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Ryzen 7 3700X satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Advantages of Intel Core i9-10900X
0.2% better performance in benchmarks
Somewhat newer (19 October 2019 vs 7 July 2019)
Higher boost clock speed (4700 vs 4400 MHz)
Higher base clock speed (3700 vs 3600 MHz)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Cheaper ($409 vs $600)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Lower power consumption (65W vs 165W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, which one is the better CPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-10900X and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 3700X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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