Ryzen 9 3900X/3950X vs. Core i9 10900K In 380+ Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 28 May 2020. Page 5 of 5. 71 Comments
Core i9 10900K vs. Ryzen 9 3900X/3950X Linux Benchmarks

If taking the geometric mean of all 381 benchmark results in full, the Core i9 10900K does come out to being about 4% faster than the Ryzen 9 3900X thanks to its higher clock speeds in the many single threaded benchmarks carried out. Though with a retail price of about $490 USD, the Core i9 10900K costs about 14% more than the Ryzen 9 3900X at today's pricing, making the 3900X have the much better value overall. Some Internet retailers even list the 10900K for $529 USD, making the value proposition for the 3900X even greater.

For those wanting to explore all 381 benchmarks on the 10900K vs. 3900X vs. 3950X in full can find them via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

Core i9 10900K vs. Ryzen 9 3900X/3950X Linux Benchmarks

But if getting the best value for the workloads most important to you is your primary concern, this Openbenchmarking.org result file is looking at the performance-per-dollar for all 381 benchmarks based on the current retail pricing. With few exceptions, the Ryzen 9 3900X steals the show.

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