300+ Benchmarks With AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 27 November 2019. Page 2 of 3. 20 Comments

Rather than going through all 334 benchmark results individually, here is the high-level overview.

AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE

Of 334 benchmarks recorded, the Threadripper 3960X came on top 248 times or 74% of the time.

Next is a look at the side-by-side comparison for all results where there was a measurable difference between the two processors:

AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE

Where the Threadripper 3960X was performing the best included the video encode workloads, rendering workloads like Blender, some scientific workloads like Parboil, and the other heavy multi-threaded workloads to no surprise considering the core/thread count advantage. But even in some of the single or lightly threaded workloads, the Threadripper 3960X tended to deliver real advantages like in the web browser benchmarks, LAME MP3 encoding, PHP, Java, etc.

The Intel Core i9 10980XE meanwhile was picking up wins in Rust, Apache Cassandra, Apache Siege, Pennant, Facebook's RocksDB, and many of the micro-benchmarks where Intel's open-source engineers have extensively optimized them for Intel's microarchitectures like with the GNU C Library performance and other synthetic test cases.

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