AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs Intel Xeon Platinum 8168

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Intel Xeon Platinum 8168

General info

Comparing Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Server
Series
AMD Ryzen 9
 
Intel Xeon Platinum
Achitecture codename
Zen2
 
Skylake (server)
Release date
7 July 2019
 
25 April 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
$5,890

Technical specs

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
12
 
24
Number of threads
24
 
48
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
1.5 MB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
24 MB
L3 cache
64 MB
 
33 MB
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
85 °C
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

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
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
8 (Multiprocessor)
Socket
AM4
 
FCLGA3647
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
 
205 Watt

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
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
TSX
-
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
n/d
 
-

Security technologies

Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168.
Supported memory types
DDR4-3200
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
768 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
6
Maximum memory bandwidth
47.68 GB / s
 
119.21 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 9 3900X and Xeon Platinum 8168.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
48

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

Ryzen 9 3900X 31889 +9.5%
Xeon Platinum 8168 29131

Gaming performance

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)
Unlocked

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)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
ECCMemory

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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