AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Intel Core i7-8550U

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-8550U
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Intel Core i7-8550U
AMD Ryzen Family Intel Core i7
AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU group Intel Core i 8000U
3 Generation 8
Matisse (Zen 2) Architecture Kaby Lake U Refresh
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

16 Cores 4
32 Threads 8
3.50 GHz Frequency 1.80 GHz
4.70 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.40 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
GPU Generation 9.5
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 24
Shader 192
Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM
128 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 Memory channels 2
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
64.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 12

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

105 W TDP (PL1) 15 W
142 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
AM4 Socket BGA 1356
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q3/2019 Release date Q3/2017
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
1371 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
979 (71%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
24050 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
3111 (13%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
531 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
354 (67%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
9148 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1211 (13%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
217 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
167 (77%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
3897 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
564 (14%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
1310 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
806 (62%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
14322 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
2461 (17%)
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Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
19.5 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
--
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
85.4 (13%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
671.5 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
4162 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
12116 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1.89 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
6.18 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
43.3 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
34024 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
8579 (25%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Intel Core i7-8550U
Memory PC High End Gaming PC AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Kiebel Gamer-PC Loki [184903]
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