Intel Core i9-10980XE vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

General info

Comparing Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
1.64
 
4.15
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Matisse
Launch date
19 October 2019 (1 year ago)
 
14 July 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$979
 
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Price now
$3743
 
$2749

Technical specs

Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 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.

Physical cores
18
 
32
Threads
36
 
64
Base clock speed
3 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.8 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
24.75 MB (shared)
 
128 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
7 nm
Die size
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74 mm2
Maximum core temperature
86 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
95 °C
Transistor count
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3,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA2066
 
TR4
Thermal design power (TDP)
165 Watt
 
280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX are enumerated here.

AMD-V
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+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size
256 GB
 
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Max memory channels
4
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
N/A
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX.

PCIe revision
3.0
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
48
 
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Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

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.

i9-10980XE 38.86
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 72.35 +86.2%

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario.

i9-10980XE 34078
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 63442 +86.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i9-10980XE

Lower power consumption (165 vs 280 watts)

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

TSX-NI (Transactional Synchronization Extensions New Instructions - hardware acceleration of multithreaded calculations for Intel CPUs)

Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

86.2% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests

Somewhat newer (14 July 2020 vs 19 October 2019)

Cheaper ($2749 vs $3743)

Higher boost clock speed (3500 vs 3000 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (3500 vs 3000 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, Core i9-10980XE or Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX.

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