Intel Core i9-10980XE vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX

General info

Comparing Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
15.25
 
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Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Matisse
Release date
19 October 2019
 
14 July 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$979
 
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Price now
$1145
 
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Technical specs

Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
18
 
64
Number of threads
36
 
128
Base frequency
3 GHz
 
2.7 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.8 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
24.75 MB (shared)
 
256 MB
Manufacturing process technology
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
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA2066
 
TR4
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX. 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
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+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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Turbo Boost
2.0
 
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Hyper-Threading
+
 
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Turbo Boost Max 3.0
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Security technologies

Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
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EDB
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX are enumerated here.
AMD-V
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+
VT-d
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VT-x
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.
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 GPUs integrated into Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.
Integrated graphics
N/A
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
48
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i9-10980XE 38.52
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 100.00 +159.6%

Passmark

i9-10980XE 34162
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 88675 +159.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i9-10980XE

Higher maximum frequency (4800 vs 4200 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3000 vs 2700 MHz)
Less power hungry (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 3995WX

159.6% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (14 July 2020 vs 19 October 2019)
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 3995WX?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.
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