AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i7-9800X

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.25
 
0.20
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Skylake
Release date
7 July 2019
 
19 October 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
$589
Price now
$591
 
$3761

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
8
Number of threads
12
 
16
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
1 MB (per core)
L3 cache
32 MB (shared)
 
16.5 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 12 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
95 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X 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
Socket
AM4
 
FCLGA2066
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.196 GB/s
 
85.33 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X.
Integrated graphics
-
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X.
PCIe revision
no data
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
44

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 3600 20.13
i7-9800X 20.62 +2.4%

Passmark

Ryzen 5 3600 17864
i7-9800X 18293 +2.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Somewhat newer (7 July 2019 vs 19 October 2018)
Cheaper ($591.00 USD vs $3761.00 USD)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 165 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Core i7-9800X

2.4% faster in synthetic tests
Higher maximum frequency (4400 vs 4200 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3800 vs 3600 MHz)

So, Ryzen 5 3600 or Core i7-9800X?

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