AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Matches Intel Core i9-9980XE (Cinebench), Crushes i9-10980XE (3DMark)

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Early benchmarks for AMD’s highly anticipated 16-core Ryzen chip are rolling in. Wccftech, which managed to get some exclusive numbers, found that the 3950X put up an equal fight with Intel’s Core i9-9980XE on stock settings in Cinebench R20, sustaining an all-core boost of 3.9 GHz.

It appears to achieve a 32% performance increase over the 1950X. Additional results from 3DMark suggest that the Ryzen will perform up to 24% faster than Intel’s flagship HEDT part, the Core i9-10980XE.

Performance per dollar is where AMD’s 3950X truly manages to shine. While the 9980XE delivers a measly 4.46 points per dollar, and the estimated Core i9-10980Xe will deliver 9.19 points per dollar, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X delivers a double-digit 11.73 points per dollar. This is great news for consumers because it shows just how far performance per dollar has come in the last couple of years; offering a nearly 3x speedup in perf/$ compared to the old era.


Tsing Mui
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