AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X vs Intel Core i9-13900K

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
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General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-13900K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating2432
Place by popularityno data35
Value for money9.0855.11
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen ThreadripperIntel Core i9
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)Raptor Lake, Raptor Cove, Gracemont
Release date7 November 2019 (3 years ago)27 September 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,999$589
Current price$3517 (1.8x MSRP)$662 (1.1x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-13900K basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores32 (Dotriaconta-Core)24 (Tetracosa-Core)
Threads6432
Base clock speed3.7 GHz3 GHz
Boost clock speed4.5 GHz5.7 GHz
Bus support8 × 16 GT/s4 × 16 GT/s
L1 cache2 MB1.5 MB
L2 cache16 MB16 MB
L3 cache128 MB12 MB
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmIntel 7 nm
Die sizeno data257 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data72 °C
Number of transistors23540 Millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-13900K compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)1
SocketTR4FCLGA1700
Thermal design power (TDP)280 Watt125 W, 253 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-13900K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
SIPPno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data+

Security technologies

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-13900K technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-13900K are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-13900K. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channelDDR5, DDR4
Maximum memory size256 GB128 GB
Max memory channels42
Maximum memory bandwidth102.403 GB/s89.6 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card--

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-13900K.

PCIe versionno data5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanesno data20

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 63.04
+7%
i9-13900K 58.89
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 63554
+7%
i9-13900K 59369

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 1256
i9-13900K 2225
+77.1%

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 22425
i9-13900K 24285
+8.3%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 63.04 58.89
Recency 7 November 2019 27 September 2022
Cost $1999 $589
Boost clock speed 4500 2200
Base clock speed 3700 3000
Thermal design power (TDP) 280 Watt 125 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

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Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K

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Competitors of Ryzen Threadripper 3970X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 3970X by Intel is Core i9-13900KF, which is slower by 6% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i9-13900K by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-13900K from AMD is Ryzen 9 7950X, which is faster by 7% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

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