AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Destroys Intel Core i9-9980XE In Single And Multi-Threaded Performance

If the leaked benchmarks for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X are be believed then Ryzen continues to be a problem for Intel. According to the leaked benchmarks, Ryzen 9 3950X outperforms Intel Core i9-9980XE in single and multi-threaded processes.

This is surprising since Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-Core CPU while the Core i9-9980XE is an 18 Core CPU. The benchmarks were leaked on Geekbench via Twitter user TUM_APISAK.

As for the specs, the system was using 32 GB of DDR4 RAM with a base frequency of 3.30 GHz and 4.30 GHz boost frequency. This is lower than the final frequencies for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X which is 3.50 GHz base and 4.70 GHz boost. This might be an early sample but is most like Ryzen 9 3950X.

Now let’s talk about the benchmark scores. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X got 5868 points in single-threaded and 61072 points in multi-threaded processes.

In comparison, the Intel Core i9-9980XE scored 5300 points in single-threaded and 42000 points in multi-threaded processes. As you can see, Ryzen 9 3950X is miles ahead Core i9-9980XE in terms of multi-threaded performance.

However, Intel Core i9-9900K takes lead over Ryzen 9 3950X in single-threaded performance due to its 5 GHz single-core frequency boost.

But, given that the sample features lower base and boost frequency compared to the final specs, the results might differ once the CPU releases. Also, with a 5 GHz overclock, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will most probabaly beat Intel Core i9-9900K in single-threaded performance.

Not to mention, Ryzen 9 3950X features Precision Boost Overdrive algorithm which grants the CPU an additional 200 MHz boost in CPU frequency. All of this combined, 3950X will definitely beat Core i9-9900K.

Speaking of Ryzen CPU beating Intel in terms of performance, AMD’s 12 Core/16 Thread Ryzen 9 3900X also outperforms both Intel Core i9-9900K and i9-9920X.

CPU Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache Launch
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 3.8GHz 4.6 GHz 70MB $499 July 7, 2019
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16  3.9GHz 4.5 GHz 36MB $399 July 7
Ryzen 7 3700X  8/16 3.6GHz 4.4 GHz 36MB $329 July 7
Ryzen 5 3600X  6/12 3.8GHz 4.4 GHz 35MB $249 July 7
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 3.6GHz 4.2 GHz 35MB $199 July 7

Despite Intel’s latest Core i9-9900K featuring 5.0 GHz boost for all of its Cores, Ryzen CPU has managed to beat it. The reason could be the higher Core/Thread count for Ryzen 9 3900X.