UserBenchmark: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs Intel Core i9-10900K
IntelBX8070110900K
AMD100-100000051WOF

10 Cores, 20 Threads @3.7GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q4 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
313 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+34%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps +4% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
130 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
142 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+15%
124 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
135 EFps 141 EFps +4%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,138 user samples
12,917 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 95% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 95% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
21,221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
88.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+17%
78.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
138 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+11%
273 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+13%
531 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1159 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
1056 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.6 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
89.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
163 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
145 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
289 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
638 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
563 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1266 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
1117 Pts
Market Share
Based on 34,580,517 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % Much higher market share.
+57%
0.28 %
Value
Value For Money
83 % Better value.
+20%
69.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % More popular.
+17%
84 %
Price
Price (score)
$590 Cheaper.
+14%
$690
Age
Newest
5 Months Much more recent.
+55%
11 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores 16 cores Much higher core count.
+60%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads 32 threads Much higher thread count.
+60%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+13%
4.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2131 Pts 3085 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+45%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1994 Pts 2804 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+41%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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Intel’s Comet Lake flagship, the i9-10900K, is the fastest gaming and desktop CPU currently available. This ten-core hyperthreaded processor can easily be overclocked so that all twenty threads run at an eye-watering 5.2 GHz. Whilst its stellar performance is second to none, it comes with a premium price tag of $488 USD. The 10900K also requires a new (Z490) LGA1200 motherboard, which Intel has indicated will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. Whilst AMD’s competing $420 USD Ryzen 3900X and $675 USD Ryzen 3950X do have a greater number of cores, their lower clock speeds and higher memory latency handicap them in non-rendering use cases. Overall, the 10900K has a 16% effective speed advantage over both the 3900X and 3950X. Users that do a lot of rendering should investigate dedicated hardware encoders such as NVENC and Quick Sync as these are far more efficient than CPU based rendering. Comparing the 10900K and 10700K shows that, when paired with a 2060S, the 10700K offers comparable gaming performance for 20% less money. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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