Intel Core i9-9980XE vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Comparing Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT / s
96K (per core)
24.75 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X. 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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB / s
47.68 GB / s
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 9 3900X 100.00 +9.2%
Ryzen 9 3900X 31815 +9.2%
Let's see how good Core i9-9980XE and Ryzen 9 3900X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i9-9980XE
We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Core i9-9980XE over AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
9.2% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (7 July 2019 vs 8 October 2018)
Cheaper ($499 vs $1979)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (105 vs 165 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core i9-9980XE or Ryzen 9 3900X?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-9980XE and AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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