Intel Core i9-8950HK vs. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-8950HK AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
6 Cores 16
12 Threads 32
2.90 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
4.80 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.70 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.00 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9.5 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
24 Execution units
192 Shader
64 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No
Coffee Lake Architecture Zen 2
DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM Memory DDR4-3200
Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
12.00 MB L3 Cache 64.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 4.0
16 PCIe lanes 20
14 nm Technology 7 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
BGA 1440 Socket AM4
65 W TDP (PL1) 105W
TDP (PL2) 142 W
TDP up 105W
TDP down
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SEV
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2018 Release date Q3/2019
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
1371 (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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
24050 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
531 (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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
9148 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
211 (97%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
217 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1269 (33%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
3897 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1124 (86%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
1310 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
5146 (36%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
14322 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
--
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
85.4 (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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
5418 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
24075 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
2.52 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
14 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
43.7 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6x 2.90 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
13851 (41%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
34024 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i9-8950HK AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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