Intel Xeon W-3175X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Intel Xeon W-3175X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

General info

Comparing Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Xeon W
 
AMD Ryzen 9
Achitecture codename
Skylake-W
 
Zen2
Release date
8 October 2018
 
7 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$2,999
 
$499

Technical specs

Xeon W-3175X 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 Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
28
 
12
Number of threads
56
 
24
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
FSB
4 × 8 GT / s
 
n/d
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
38.5 MB (shared)
 
64 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
7 nm
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
8,000 million
 
19,200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W-3175X 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
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
255 Watt
 
125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X. 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
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Speed Shift
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
TSX
+
 
-
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 
n/d

Security technologies

Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X 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 Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X 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 Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size
512 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
6
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
119.21 GB / s
 
47.68 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
48
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon W-3175X 70.93 +5.2%
Ryzen 9 3900X 67.45

Passmark

Xeon W-3175X 33538 +5.2%
Ryzen 9 3900X 31889

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon W-3175X 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 Xeon W-3175X

5.2% faster in synthetic tests
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

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Somewhat newer (7 July 2019 vs 8 October 2018)
Cheaper ($499 vs $2999)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (125 vs 255 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Xeon W-3175X or Ryzen 9 3900X?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon W-3175X and AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. The differences in performance seem too small.
Be aware that Xeon W-3175X is a server/workstation processor while Ryzen 9 3900X is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon W-3175X and Ryzen 9 3900X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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