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

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

General info

Comparing Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating492
Value for money (0-100)1.741.09
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameCascade Lake-XMatisse
Release date19 October 2019 (1 year ago)14 July 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$979$5,500
Price now$1296 (1.3x MSRP)$5299 (1x MSRP)
Value for money (0-100)

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 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 cores18 (Octadeca-Core)64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)
Threads36128
Base clock speed3 GHz2.7 GHz
Boost clock speed4.8 GHz4.2 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache24.75 MB (shared)256 MB
Chip lithography14 nm7 nm
Die sizeno data74 mm2
Maximum core temperature86 °C95 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data95 °C
Number of transistorsno data3,800 million
64 bit support++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
Socket2066sWRX8
Thermal design power (TDP)165 Watt280 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 extensionsno dataMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, AVX, AVX2, BMI1, BMI2, SHA, F16C, FMA3, AMD64, EVP, AMD-V, SMAP, SMEP, SMT, Precision Boost 2, XFR 2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data

Security technologies

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

TXT+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-10980XE and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX are enumerated here.

AMD-V++
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 3995WX. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Quad-channelDDR4-3200

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. 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 38.46
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 98.27
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • Passmark

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

i9-10980XE 7847
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 5596

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

i9-10980XE 14129
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 16656

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

i9-10980XE 18.2
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 26

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

i9-10980XE 158
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 193

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

i9-10980XE 215
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 264

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

i9-10980XE 7172
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 6689

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

i9-10980XE 3744
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 9706

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

i9-10980XE 208
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 195

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

i9-10980XE 38
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 54

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

i9-10980XE 2.36
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 2.12

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

i9-10980XE 59479
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 52743

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.

i9-10980XE 33756
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 86249

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. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 38.46 98.27
Novelty 19 October 2019 14 July 2020
Cost $979 $5500
Boost clock speed 4800 4200
Base clock speed 3000 2700
Chip lithography 14 7
Thermal design power (TDP) 165 280

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX


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Competitors of Core i9-10980XE by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-10980XE from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX by Intel

It seems that there's no Intel equivalent for Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX. The nearest candidate is Core i9-10980XE, however, it's 61% slower and lower by 47 positions in our rating.

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