AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT / Ryzen 7 3800XT / Ryzen 9 3900XT Linux Performance In 130+ Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 7 July 2020. Page 9 of 9. 24 Comments

While just a minor improvement over the Ryzen 3000X series, it is enough to increase the competition on Intel's Comet Lake for those considering an upgrade to one of the current-generation Intel or AMD processors. The AMD CPUs offer better value and power efficiency and generally better raw performance depending upon what workloads are most important to you.

Lastly a look at the raw performance broken down by distinct test profile:

Of the tested CPUs, to no surprise the Ryzen 9 3950X led basically all of the multi-core tests while the Ryzen 9 3900X/3900XT were trading blows with the Core i9 10900K. It was also largely this way for Core i5 10600K against the Ryzen 5 3600X/3600XT, but there more wins were found in AMD's favor.

And then a look at the performance-per-Watt breakdown for the tests where higher is better:

Of the 134 benchmarks ran in total, when just looking between the Ryzen 5 3600XT and Core i5 10600K, the AMD part was 4.6% faster than the Core i5 10600K. The Ryzen 9 3900XT meanwhile came out less than 1% faster than the Core i9 10900K with this mass array of benchmarks but with significantly lower power use. Obviously if breaking it down to just the multi-core results and other areas is where the Ryzen 9 3900XT delivered the biggest blows over the Core i9 10900K while the Intel Comet Lake CPU tended to lead in a number of the single-threaded workloads.

Those wishing to explore the plethora of Linux benchmark data in full can find it via this result file. Linux gaming tests and other follow-ups will be published soon.

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