Intel Core i9-9920X vs AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

Intel Core i9-9920X
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

General info

Comparing Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.77
 
19.83
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i9
 
AMD Ryzen 7
Achitecture codename
Skylake-X
 
Zen 2
Release date
8 October 2018
 
27 May 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,189
 
$399
Price now
$1115
 
$370

Technical specs

Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
12
 
8
Number of threads
24
 
16
Maximum frequency
3.5 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT / s
 
n/d
L1 cache
768 KB
 
512 KB
L2 cache
12 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
19.25 MB (shared)
 
32 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
7 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
n/d
 
19,200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X 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 (Uniprocessor)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
2066
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
105 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
4
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB / s
 
47.68 GB / s

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i9-9920X 53.31 +2.8%
Ryzen 7 3800X 51.85

Passmark

i9-9920X 25248 +2.8%
Ryzen 7 3800X 24561

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i9-9920X and Ryzen 7 3800X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i9-9920X

2.8% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

Somewhat newer (27 May 2019 vs 8 October 2018)
Cheaper ($399 vs $1189)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (105 vs 165 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Core i9-9920X or Ryzen 7 3800X?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-9920X and AMD Ryzen 7 3800X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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