Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Core i9 9900KS In Nearly 150 Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 17 January 2020. Page 9 of 9. 39 Comments

Out of 149 tests run on the three processors, the Ryzen 9 3950X won 128 of them and the Ryzen 9 3900X with its slightly higher base clocks won another 13 tests while the Core i9 9900KS came out just ahead in eight of them.

When taking the geometric mean of all 149 test results, the Ryzen 9 3950X was 49% faster than the Core i9 9900KS while the Ryzen 9 3900X came in 27% faster than the i9-9900KS. The AMD Ryzen 9 performance (along with Threadripper) continues working fantastic on Linux now that the initial launch kinks have been ironed out. Not only was the Ryzen 9 3950X leading in raw performance but it also has a lower TDP than the Core i9 9900KS and tended to deliver better value as well even with the $100 premium.

Those wishing to dig through all the results in full can find the data on OpenBenchmarking.org from this fresh testing off its Ubuntu 20.04 LTS development state.

At Phoronix with carrying out fresh benchmarks of all hardware under test normally for each new review in incorporating all of the latest open-source improvements and more, a larger comparison featuring the Ryzen 9 3950X alongside other HEDT CPU options is coming up shortly.

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