AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
Comparing Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
96K (per core)
512K (per core)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 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 Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
47.68 GB / s
119.21 GB / s
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 9 3900X 67.45 +9.5%
Xeon Platinum 8168 61.61
Ryzen 9 3900X 31889 +9.5%
Xeon Platinum 8168 29131
Let's see how good Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
9.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 July 2019 vs 25 April 2017)
Cheaper ($499 vs $5890)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (125 vs 205 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Advantages of Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
So, Ryzen 9 3900X or Xeon Platinum 8168?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and Intel Xeon Platinum 8168. The differences in performance seem too small.
Be aware that Ryzen 9 3900X is a desktop processor while Xeon Platinum 8168 is a server/workstation one.
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