AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X vs Intel Core i9-11900K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-11900K
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Intel Core i9-11900K
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Family Intel Core i9
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU group Intel Core i 11000
3 Generation 11
Castle Peak (Zen 2) Architecture Rocket Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Predecessor Intel Core i9-10900K
-- Successor Intel Core i9-12900K

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

64 Cores 8
128 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
2.90 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.30 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.80 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU Intel UHD Graphics 750
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
GPU Generation 12
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 32
Shader 256
Max. GPU Memory
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
No Codec AV1 Decode
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
2048 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
4 Memory channels 2
102.4 GB/s Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache 4.00 MB
256.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
64 PCIe lanes 20

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

280 W TDP (PL1) 125 W
-- TDP (PL2) 251 W @ 56 s
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 95 W
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

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, AVX-512
TRX4 (sTRX4) Socket LGA 1200
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2020 Release date Q1/2021
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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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
1254 (74%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1686 (100%)
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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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
74422 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
16211 (22%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
495 (76%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
650 (100%)
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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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
24763 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
6187 (25%)
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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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
1219 (65%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1878 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
34670 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11645 (34%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
676 (100%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
26731 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
6539 (24%)
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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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
--
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
Intel UHD Graphics 750 @ 1.30 GHz
666 (100%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
1087 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
243 (22%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
81479 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
28465 (35%)
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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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
28.9 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
69450 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11170 (16%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
59 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
7.25 (12%)
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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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
200 (76%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
262 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
10542 (100%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
2515 (24%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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