AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9 9900K Performance In 400+ Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 2 October 2019. Page 15 of 15. 18 Comments

Here is a look at the side-by-side comparison for all of the Linux gaming tests with a measurable difference between the systems:

Benchmark Result

If summing it up with the geometric mean of all the results....

Benchmark Result

The Core i9 9900K was ahead of the Ryzen 9 3900X by just under 2%. That's in comparison to the system/CPU benchmarks where the Ryzen 9 3900X had a ~5% lead.

Benchmark Result

If looking at the number of first place finishes in the gaming tests of the 112 runs regardless of the magnitude of win, the Core i9 9900K was in front 82% of the time. So the Core i9 9900K across this wide spectrum of Linux gaming tests was more favorable than the Ryzen 9 3900X, but in the 300+ heavy system/CPU benchmarks it was in leaning in favor of AMD with this round of benchmarking off Ubuntu 19.10 + Linux 5.3.

Phoronix Test Suite users can see this massive data set in full via this result file.

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