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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Desktop CPU Review: 12 cores meet Socket AM4

Sebastian Bade (translated by Alex Alderson), 08/12/2019

The attack of the 12-core! The Ryzen 3000 series has already impressed us, and now it is the turn of the 3900X to show us what it is capable of. We pit the Ryzen 9 against the Intel Core i9-9900K to see which can claim the gaming desktop CPU crown. Read on to find out which has the edge and which delivers the better overall package.

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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Source: AMD)
Chipset support list (Source: AMD)
Chipset support list (Source: AMD)
RAM latencies vs. Infinity Fabric (Source: AMD)
RAM latencies vs. Infinity Fabric (Source: AMD)

AMD is on the right track to make life difficult for Intel with the continuous improvement of its Ryzen Zen series. The company is now on its third Zen generation in as many years, which should be good news for the consumer, as it challenges Intel to remain competitive too.

The Ryzen 3000 series is the first to bring 7 nm chips to the desktop market, although AMD had already introduced 7 nm manufacturing to its Radeon VII and Navi GPUs. However, the Ryzen 3000 series is not entirely 7 nm, with AMD using a 12 nm process for their I/O dies. These also include the memory controller, which AMD has separated from the CPU die underneath the heat spreader. The latter is housed under so-called CCD clusters, which TSMC manufactures.

The Ryzen 9 3900X consists of two CCD clusters, each with two CCX modules. Each CCX core integrates three CPU cores, yielding 12 cores overall. The Ryzen 9 3900X supports simultaneous multithreading (SMT) too, allowing it to execute up to 24 threads simultaneously. The CPU has 70 MB of combined L2 and L3 cache, now referred to as game cache, which is a massive improvement over the Ryzen 2000 series. AMD took a similar step with Zen+ over Zen too.

It is worth keeping in mind that there is still more to come from Zen 2, with AMD releasing the Ryzen 9 3950X in September. This will have 16 cores, which should offer even better multicore performance than the Ryzen 9 3900X.

AMD recommends using DDR4-3733 CL17 RAM with Zen 2 processors. DDR4-3600 CL16 offers better value for money, but DDR4-3733 CL17 allows Infinity Fabric (IF) to run synchronously with the RAM, resulting in the lowest possible latency speeds. However, as the graph to the right illustrates, using higher-clocked RAM forces IF to run in 2:1 mode, rather than 1:1 as it does with 3733 C17, which increases latency speeds.

Thankfully, the Zen 2 architecture does not require buying a new motherboard. AMD and its partners are publishing BIOS updates for all X470 and B450 chipsets, making them compatible with the Ryzen 3000 series. Even X370 and B350 boards are partially supported too, although we would recommend checking whether your motherboard will work with Zen 2 before buying a new CPU.

Unfortunately, full PCIe 4.0 is currently limited to the new X570 chipset. While some OEMs offer PCIe 4.0 support for older motherboards, AMD has prevented this with the current set of AGESA codes.

AMD Ryzen processors at a glance

Model Cores/Threads Base clock Turbo clock L3 cache TDP Launch price
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 3.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 64 MB 105 W €529 (~US$590)
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16 3.9 GHz 4.5 GHz 32 MB 105 W €429 (~US$480)
Ryzen 7 3700X 8/16 3.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 32 MB 65 W €349 (~US$390)
Ryzen 5 3600X 6/12 3.8 GHz 4.4 GHz 32 MB 95 W €265 (~US$297)
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 32 MB 65 W €209 (~US$234)
Ryzen 7 2700X 8/16 3.7 GHz 4.3 GHz 16 MB 105 W €319 (~US$357)
Ryzen 7 2700 8/16 3.2 GHz 4.1 GHz 16 MB 65 W €289 (~US$323)
Ryzen 5 2600X 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 16 MB 95 W €225 (~US$252)
Ryzen 5 2600 6/12 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz 16 MB 65 W €195 (~US$218)
Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz 16 MB 95 W €559 (~US$626)
Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz 16 MB 95 W €439 (~US$491)
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 16 MB 95 W €280 (~US$313)

We used the following hardware for our test system:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • MSI MEG X570 Godlike (BIOS 1.20, Default Settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-3600 CL16)
  • Antec 1,200 W power supply
  • G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4 3600 2 x 8 GB kit. Set to DDR4 3600 CL16-16-16-36
  • Corsair MP600 2 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Intel Optane 905 480 GB SSD
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • Raijintek PEAN Benchtable

AMD kindly supplied us with the CPUs, motherboard, RAM and SSDs for this system. Additionally, Caseking generously created an NBC-customised Raijintek case that we have featured in previous CPU reviews.

The Test System
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4 3600 2 x 8 GB kit
G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4 3600 2 x 8 GB kit
G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4 3600 2 x 8 GB kit
G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4 3600 2 x 8 GB kit
Corsair MP600 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
Corsair MP600 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
Corsair MP600 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
Corsair MP600 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (Wraith Prism Radiator)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (Wraith Prism Radiator)
The Test System
The Test System
The Test System
The Test System
The Test System

Processor Benchmarks

The Ryzen 9 3900X completed our CPU benchmarks with flying colours, often outperforming the Core i9-9900K by a clear margin. However, our review unit could not do so in every discipline, with AMD still falling short of Intel in single-core tasks. Zen 2 has improved massively over Zen+, but the Ryzen 9 3900X scored around 2% less than the Core i9-9900K in Cinebench R15 Single 64Bit, for example. By contrast, the Ryzen 9 3900X outscored the Ryzen 7 2700X and Threadripper 2920X by 19% and 17%, respectively. Above all, these differences underline the improved performance that additional cores and the switch to 7 nm brings.

Recent AMD processors have had better multicore performance than their Intel counterparts, so it is unsurprising to see the Ryzen 9 3900X continue this trend. Our review unit scored a colossal 49% more than the Core i9-9900K in CB R15 Multi 64Bit, while it achieved a healthy 16% lead over the Threadripper 2920X too. Incidentally, the latter also has 12 cores and can execute up to 24 threads, underlining the improvements that AMD has made between generations.

Please see our CPU benchmarks page for further processor comparisons.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
AMD Ryzen Master
Performance Rating
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
82.8 pt ∼83%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
74.2 pt ∼74%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
74 pt ∼74%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
70.6 pt ∼71%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
64 pt ∼64%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
62.2 pt ∼62%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
57.9 pt ∼58%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
57.5 pt ∼58%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
53.2 pt ∼53%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
51 pt ∼51%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
49.6 pt ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
49.3 pt ∼49%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
46.8 pt ∼47%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
45.1 pt ∼45%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
213 Points ∼98% +2%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
209 Points ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
204 Points ∼94% -2%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
199 Points ∼91% -5%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
178 Points ∼82% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
176 Points ∼81% -16%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
164 Points ∼75% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
163 Points ∼75% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
158 Points ∼72% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
157 Points ∼72% -25%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
152 Points ∼70% -27%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
150 Points ∼69% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
148 Points ∼68% -29%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
147 Points ∼67% -30%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
3049 Points ∼70%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
2628 Points ∼60% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
2092 Points ∼48% -31%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
2040 Points ∼47% -33%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
1801 Points ∼41% -41%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
1647 Points ∼38% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
1537 Points ∼35% -50%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
1405 (min: 1375.04, max: 1405.28) Points ∼32% -54%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
1341 Points ∼31% -56%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
1143 Points ∼26% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
1125 Points ∼26% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
856 (min: 824.96, max: 856.42) Points ∼20% -72%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
817.5 Points ∼19% -73%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
581 (min: 509.25, max: 581.32) Points ∼13% -81%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
2.44 Points ∼100% +3%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
2.36 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
2.3 Points ∼94% -3%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
2.27 Points ∼93% -4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
1.96 Points ∼80% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
1.95 Points ∼80% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
1.81 Points ∼74% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
1.77 Points ∼73% -25%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
1.74 Points ∼71% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
1.73 Points ∼71% -27%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
1.68 Points ∼69% -29%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
1.65 Points ∼68% -30%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
33.44 Points ∼76%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
23.19 Points ∼53% -31%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
21.63 Points ∼49% -35%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
18.68 Points ∼42% -44%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
17.55 Points ∼40% -48%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
16.7 Points ∼38% -50%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
15.64 Points ∼35% -53%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
14.56 Points ∼33% -56%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
12.57 Points ∼28% -62%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
9.46 Points ∼21% -72%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
8.95 Points ∼20% -73%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
6.66 Points ∼15% -80%
Blender 2.79 - ---
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
825.4 Seconds * ∼9% -409%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
550 Seconds * ∼6% -239%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
350 Seconds * ∼4% -116%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
264 Seconds * ∼3% -63%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
219.2 Seconds * ∼2% -35%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
181.4 Seconds * ∼2% -12%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
181.4 Seconds * ∼2% -12%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
162.3 Seconds * ∼2%
wPrime 2.0x
1024m
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
333 s * ∼4% -479%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
210.6 s * ∼2% -266%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
198 s * ∼2% -244%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
149 s * ∼2% -159%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
149 s * ∼2% -159%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
133.8 s * ∼2% -133%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
118.6 s * ∼1% -106%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
109.8 s * ∼1% -91%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
103 s * ∼1% -79%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
96.622 s * ∼1% -68%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
85.558 s * ∼1% -49%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
83.141 s * ∼1% -45%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
61.771 s * ∼1% -7%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
57.495 s * ∼1%
32m
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
10.8 s * ∼2% -321%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
6.9 s * ∼1% -169%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
6.9 s * ∼1% -169%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
5.77 s * ∼1% -125%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
5.203 s * ∼1% -103%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
5.2 s * ∼1% -103%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
5.2 s * ∼1% -103%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
4.62 s * ∼1% -80%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
4 s * ∼1% -56%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
3.8 s * ∼1% -48%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
3.484 s * ∼1% -36%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
3.101 s * ∼1% -21%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
3.032 s * ∼1% -18%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
2.564 s * ∼1%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
147 (min: 147, max: 148) fps ∼4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
131 (min: 131, max: 132) fps ∼3% -11%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
120.5 (min: 116, max: 121) fps ∼3% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
115 (min: 115, max: 115) fps ∼3% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
104.5 fps ∼3% -29%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
95 fps ∼2% -35%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
89.5 fps ∼2% -39%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
87.4 fps ∼2% -41%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
80.5 fps ∼2% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
68.7 fps ∼2% -53%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
49.5 fps ∼1% -66%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
47.95 (min: 47.59, max: 49.17) fps ∼1% -67%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
39.7 (min: 39.63, max: 39.8) fps ∼1% -73%
Pass 1
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
270 (min: 265, max: 272) fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
269.5 (min: 268, max: 270) fps ∼100% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
267.5 (min: 266, max: 268) fps ∼99%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
232 (min: 229, max: 233) fps ∼86% -13%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
226.7 fps ∼84% -15%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
208.5 (min: 207, max: 210) fps ∼77% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
207.4 fps ∼77% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
195 fps ∼72% -27%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
184 (min: 183.76, max: 184.87) fps ∼68% -31%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
177 fps ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
177 fps ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
174 fps ∼64% -35%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
171.59 (min: 162.5, max: 180.43) fps ∼64% -36%
WinRAR - Result
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
8518 KB/s ∼100% +13%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
7529 KB/s ∼88%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
7503 KB/s ∼88% 0%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
7120 KB/s ∼84% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
4779 KB/s ∼56% -37%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
4669 KB/s ∼55% -38%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
4599 KB/s ∼54% -39%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
4120 KB/s ∼48% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
3910 KB/s ∼46% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
3846 KB/s ∼45% -49%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
3687 KB/s ∼43% -51%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
3457 KB/s ∼41% -54%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
3229 KB/s ∼38% -57%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
3040 KB/s ∼36% -60%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
1.7 GB/s ∼77%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
1.6 GB/s ∼73% -6%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
1.2 GB/s ∼55% -29%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
1.1 GB/s ∼50% -35%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
1 GB/s ∼45% -41%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
0.945 GB/s ∼43% -44%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
0.892 GB/s ∼41% -48%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
0.793 GB/s ∼36% -53%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
0.78 GB/s ∼35% -54%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
0.655 GB/s ∼30% -61%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
0.649 GB/s ∼29% -62%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
0.5 GB/s ∼23% -71%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
0.465 GB/s ∼21% -73%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
0.304 GB/s ∼14% -82%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
2.9 GB/s ∼78%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
2.6 GB/s ∼70% -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
2 GB/s ∼54% -31%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
1.9 GB/s ∼51% -34%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
1.6 GB/s ∼43% -45%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
1.5 GB/s ∼41% -48%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
1.4 GB/s ∼38% -52%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
1.4 GB/s ∼38% -52%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
1.2 GB/s ∼32% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
1 GB/s ∼27% -66%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
1 GB/s ∼27% -66%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
0.808 GB/s ∼22% -72%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
0.744 GB/s ∼20% -74%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
0.476 GB/s ∼13% -84%
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
16.2 GB/s ∼78% +49%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
11.5 GB/s ∼56% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
11.4 GB/s ∼55% +5%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
10.9 GB/s ∼53%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
10.6 GB/s ∼51% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
9.6 GB/s ∼46% -12%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
1700X, 3400
8.6 GB/s ∼42% -21%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
8 GB/s ∼39% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
8 GB/s ∼39% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
6.7 GB/s ∼32% -39%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
5.3 GB/s ∼26% -51%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
5.2 GB/s ∼25% -52%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
4.9 GB/s ∼24% -55%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
3.1 GB/s ∼15% -72%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
43978 Points ∼76%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
35922 Points ∼62% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
34757 Points ∼60% -21%
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
34233 Points ∼59% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
25919 Points ∼45% -41%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
25223 Points ∼44% -43%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
21616 Points ∼38% -51%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
15252 Points ∼27% -65%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
13653 Points ∼24% -69%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
11266 Points ∼20% -74%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-9900K
9900K, 3600
6339 Points ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i7-8700K
8700K, 3700
5937 Points ∼94% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
5880 Points ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
5799 Points ∼91% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
4999 Points ∼79% -15%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
4953 Points ∼78% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
4706 Points ∼74% -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
4459 Points ∼70% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
4268 Points ∼67% -27%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
4148 Points ∼65% -29%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
18270 Points ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
18222 Points ∼94% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2700X, 3700
15025 Points ∼77% -18%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2920X, 3500
14247 Points ∼73% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
1800X, 3600
14150 Points ∼73% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
2600X, 3600
12074 Points ∼62% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
1600, 3200
11164 Points ∼57% -39%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
1500X, 3500
9566 Points ∼49% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
2400G, 3600
8241 Points ∼42% -55%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2200G, 3500
7061 Points ∼36% -61%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
514 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
506 Points ∼98% -2%
CPU (Multi Core)
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
6910 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
4782 Points ∼69% -31%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
82119 MIPS ∼79%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
57307 MIPS ∼55% -30%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Ryzen 9 3900X
3900X, 3800
5533 MIPS ∼80%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3700X, 3600
5333 MIPS ∼77% -4%

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Gaming Performance

Most games currently lack the optimisation for utilising more than 8 cores, which means that the Ryzen 9 3900X cannot make use of its full potential. The same goes for synthetic gaming benchmarks, with the Ryzen 9 3900X often scoring less than the Ryzen 7 3700X in 3DMark, for example. The difference between the two CPUs is often only around 2% though, which is negligible. The Ryzen 9 3900X also has a 6% lower performance rating than the Core i9-9900K, but again, this is not a massive difference. Incidentally, the Core i7-8700K achieves the highest performance rating of the CPUs in our comparison table, despite not being the best gaming CPU that money can buy.

The same is true in most of the games that we tested at 720p, although the Ryzen 9 3900X occasionally achieves a few frames more than the Ryzen 7 3700X. Forza Horizon 4 and For Honor are good examples of the Ryzen 9 3900X having an advantage over its lesser Zen 2 sibling, but the latter enjoys a 2% advantage in other games like The Witcher 3. By contrast, the Core i9-9900K consistently scores more than the Ryzen 9 3900X in our gaming benchmarks, despite AMD having narrowed that gap by up to 25% compared to the Ryzen 7 2700X.

The gaps between the best AMD and Intel CPUs narrow further at higher resolutions, although mainly in the games that are not CPU heavy. Generally, the Core i9-9900K enjoys a 4% advantage over the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X at 1080p and beyond. The two Zen 2 processors are on par with each other though.

Performance Rating
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
99.7 pt ∼100%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
99.4 pt ∼99%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
96.8 pt ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
95.8 pt ∼96%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
93.9 pt ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
92.5 pt ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
92.4 pt ∼92%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
89.3 pt ∼89%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
88.3 pt ∼88%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
87.7 pt ∼88%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
82.8 pt ∼83%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
80.1 pt ∼80%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
31877 Points ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
31785 Points ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
31711 Points ∼99% +1%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
31548 Points ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
31265 Points ∼98% 0%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
31252 Points ∼98%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
30395 Points ∼95% -3%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
29935 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
29826 Points ∼94% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
29285 Points ∼92% -6%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
28493 Points ∼89% -9%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7284 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7238 Points ∼99% +2%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7221 Points ∼99% +2%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7206 Points ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7183 Points ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7129 Points ∼98% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7089 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7078 Points ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7044 Points ∼97% -1%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7019 Points ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
6824 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
6815 Points ∼94% -4%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
23194 Points ∼100% +4%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
23130 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
23117 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22874 Points ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22761 Points ∼98% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22724 Points ∼98% +2%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22350 Points ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22338 Points ∼96% 0%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22302 Points ∼96% 0%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22124 Points ∼95% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
21547 Points ∼93% -4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
19234 Points ∼83% -14%
1280x720 Sky Diver Graphics
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
75462 Points ∼100% +9%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
74475 Points ∼99% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
73929 Points ∼98% +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
72885 Points ∼97% +5%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
71567 Points ∼95% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
71334 Points ∼95% +3%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
70358 Points ∼93% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
69491 Points ∼92%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
69249 Points ∼92% 0%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
69060 Points ∼92% -1%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
57497 Points ∼76% -17%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
49492 Points ∼66% -29%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
156190 Points ∼100% +17%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
155414 Points ∼100% +16%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
144095 Points ∼92% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
139564 Points ∼89% +4%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
138448 Points ∼89% +3%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
133977 Points ∼86%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
127011 Points ∼81% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
120426 Points ∼77% -10%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
107022 Points ∼69% -20%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
86339 Points ∼55% -36%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
66653 Points ∼43% -50%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
60794 Points ∼39% -55%

Ryzen 9 3900X & Radeon RX Vega 64

low med. high ultraQHD4K
The Witcher 3 (2015) 3211367648fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 161.6156.5148.1131.494.6fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 2821109748.5fps
For Honor (2017) 358.8159150.5121.648.1fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 83726147.5fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 1371161091038043fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 168115103916233fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 2381661551259860fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 123108104948145fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 1111118242.53017.1fps
F1 2019 (2019) 2902031751319957fps
Control (2019) 231966743.722.2fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 140.31147858.142.223.4fps
Performance Rating
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
99.2 pt ∼99%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
98.5 pt ∼99%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
94.2 pt ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
93.7 pt ∼94%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
92.3 pt ∼92%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
88.9 pt ∼89%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
79.6 pt ∼80%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
79.1 pt ∼79%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
77 pt ∼77%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
73.5 pt ∼74%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
68.6 pt ∼69%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
62.6 pt ∼63%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
39.8 pt ∼40%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
33.3 pt ∼33%
F1 2019 - 1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
290 (min: 241, max: 316) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
275 (min: 235, max: 300) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
245 (min: 216, max: 259) fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
84 (min: 72, max: 101) fps ∼29% -71%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
82 (min: 67, max: 95) fps ∼28% -72%
Anno 1800 - 1280x720 Low Graphics Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
116 (min: 106, max: 128) fps ∼100% +5%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
111 (min: 104, max: 126) fps ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
97 (min: 89, max: 109) fps ∼84% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
58.5 fps ∼50% -47%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
55.4 (min: 46, max: 63) fps ∼48% -50%
Far Cry New Dawn - 1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
123 (min: 97, max: 176) fps ∼100% 0%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
123 (min: 95, max: 176) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
110 (min: 84, max: 158) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
37 fps ∼30% -70%
Forza Horizon 4 - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
258 fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
252 fps ∼98% +6%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
238 fps ∼92%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
236 fps ∼91% -1%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
234 fps ∼91% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
231 fps ∼90% -3%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
203 fps ∼79% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
200 fps ∼78% -16%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
187 fps ∼72% -21%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
155 fps ∼60% -35%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
78 fps ∼30% -67%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
54 fps ∼21% -77%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1280x720 Lowest Preset
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
210 fps ∼100% +25%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
207 fps ∼99% +23%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
188 fps ∼90% +12%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
183 fps ∼87% +9%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
168 fps ∼80%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
155 fps ∼74% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
153 fps ∼73% -9%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
137 fps ∼65% -18%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
127 fps ∼60% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
107 fps ∼51% -36%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
49 fps ∼23% -71%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
46 fps ∼22% -73%
Far Cry 5 - 1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
167 (min: 136, max: 227) fps ∼100% +22%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
155 (min: 117, max: 213) fps ∼93% +13%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
146 (min: 117, max: 194) fps ∼87% +7%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
144 (min: 114, max: 194) fps ∼86% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
138 (min: 109, max: 182) fps ∼83% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
137 (min: 111, max: 176) fps ∼82%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
125 (min: 99, max: 171) fps ∼75% -9%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
124 (min: 98, max: 165) fps ∼74% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
122 (min: 97, max: 162) fps ∼73% -11%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
108 (min: 86, max: 144) fps ∼65% -21%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
100 (min: 82, max: 133) fps ∼60% -27%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
71 (min: 59, max: 88) fps ∼43% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
49 (min: 45, max: 58) fps ∼29% -64%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
43 (min: 38, max: 51) fps ∼26% -69%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
83 fps ∼100% 0%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
83 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
44.8 fps ∼54% -46%
For Honor - 1280x720 Low Preset
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
358.8 (min: 116, max: 477) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
353.4 (min: 114, max: 486) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
285.6 (min: 158.1, max: 368.9) fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
276.2 (min: 141, max: 344) fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
263.8 (min: 104, max: 311) fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
215.4 (min: 157, max: 278) fps ∼60% -40%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
142.8 (min: 107, max: 160) fps ∼40% -60%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
165.8 (min: 146.1) fps ∼100% +3%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
161.6 (min: 142.2) fps ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
103.3 (min: 88.6) fps ∼62% -36%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
97.2 (min: 82.3) fps ∼59% -40%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1024x768 Lowest Preset
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
305.2 (min: 278, max: 339) fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
305.1 (min: 289, max: 344) fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
291 (min: 276, max: 314) fps ∼95% +3%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
287 (min: 271, max: 305) fps ∼94% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
286 (min: 262, max: 315) fps ∼94% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
282 (min: 264, max: 312) fps ∼92%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
281.7 (min: 266, max: 303) fps ∼92% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
263.7 (min: 256, max: 276) fps ∼86% -6%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
262.2 (min: 252, max: 300) fps ∼86% -7%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
258.9 (min: 230, max: 274) fps ∼85% -8%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
244.8 (min: 237, max: 255) fps ∼80% -13%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
221.6 (min: 204, max: 244) fps ∼73% -21%
The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
332.1 (min: 289, max: 377) fps ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
332 (min: 296, max: 363) fps ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
331.9 (min: 307, max: 360) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
327 (min: 298, max: 356) fps ∼98% +2%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
321 (min: 297, max: 343) fps ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
318.2 (min: 289, max: 352) fps ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
298.7 (min: 259, max: 354) fps ∼90% -7%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
293.6 (min: 258, max: 337) fps ∼88% -9%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
284.8 (min: 216, max: 294) fps ∼86% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
258.5 (min: 219, max: 295) fps ∼78% -19%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
240.2 (min: 158, max: 270) fps ∼72% -25%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
225.9 (min: 176, max: 251) fps ∼68% -30%
Performance Rating
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
99.1 pt ∼99%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
96.1 pt ∼96%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
95 pt ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
94.6 pt ∼95%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
93.9 pt ∼94%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
93 pt ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
85.1 pt ∼85%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
84.5 pt ∼85%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
84.3 pt ∼84%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
83.8 pt ∼84%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
80.4 pt ∼80%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
74.4 pt ∼74%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
34.9 pt ∼35%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
27.2 pt ∼27%
F1 2019
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
131 (min: 116, max: 147) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
124 (min: 113, max: 135) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
124 (min: 111, max: 136) fps ∼95% -5%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
290 (min: 241, max: 316) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
275 (min: 235, max: 300) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
245 (min: 216, max: 259) fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
84 (min: 72, max: 101) fps ∼29% -71%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
82 (min: 67, max: 95) fps ∼28% -72%
Anno 1800
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11)
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
42.5 (min: 38, max: 47) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
42.3 (min: 38, max: 46) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
33.1 (min: 31, max: 35) fps ∼78% -22%
1280x720 Low Graphics Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
116 (min: 106, max: 128) fps ∼100% +5%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
111 (min: 104, max: 126) fps ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
97 (min: 89, max: 109) fps ∼84% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
58.5 fps ∼50% -47%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
55.4 (min: 46, max: 63) fps ∼48% -50%
Far Cry New Dawn
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
94 (min: 69, max: 143) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91 (min: 68, max: 138) fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
85 (min: 62, max: 130) fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
16 fps ∼17% -83%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
123 (min: 97, max: 176) fps ∼100% 0%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
123 (min: 95, max: 176) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
110 (min: 84, max: 158) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
37 fps ∼30% -70%
Forza Horizon 4
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
132 fps ∼100% +6%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
131 fps ∼99% +5%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
131 fps ∼99% +5%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
131 fps ∼99% +5%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
130 fps ∼98% +4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
125 fps ∼95% 0%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
125 fps ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
124 fps ∼94% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
121 fps ∼92% -3%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
117 fps ∼89% -6%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
29 fps ∼22% -77%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
23 fps ∼17% -82%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
258 fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
252 fps ∼98% +6%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
238 fps ∼92%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
236 fps ∼91% -1%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
234 fps ∼91% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
231 fps ∼90% -3%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
203 fps ∼79% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
200 fps ∼78% -16%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
187 fps ∼72% -21%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
155 fps ∼60% -35%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
78 fps ∼30% -67%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
54 fps ∼21% -77%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91 fps ∼100% 0%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
90 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
89 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
88 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
85 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
84 fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
14 fps ∼15% -85%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
12 fps ∼13% -87%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
210 fps ∼100% +25%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
207 fps ∼99% +23%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
188 fps ∼90% +12%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
183 fps ∼87% +9%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
168 fps ∼80%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
155 fps ∼74% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
153 fps ∼73% -9%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
137 fps ∼65% -18%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
127 fps ∼60% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
107 fps ∼51% -36%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
49 fps ∼23% -71%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
46 fps ∼22% -73%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
117 (min: 106, max: 137) fps ∼100% +14%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
111 (min: 90, max: 128) fps ∼95% +8%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
111 (min: 90, max: 125) fps ∼95% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
104 (min: 86, max: 120) fps ∼89% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
103 (min: 85, max: 118) fps ∼88%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
99 (min: 78, max: 124) fps ∼85% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
98 (min: 75, max: 125) fps ∼84% -5%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
98 (min: 79, max: 125) fps ∼84% -5%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
92 (min: 108, max: 123) fps ∼79% -11%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
87 (min: 66, max: 116) fps ∼74% -16%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
80 (min: 61, max: 108) fps ∼68% -22%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
60 (min: 50, max: 74) fps ∼51% -42%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
20 (min: 16, max: 25) fps ∼17% -81%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
17 (min: 15, max: 22) fps ∼15% -83%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
167 (min: 136, max: 227) fps ∼100% +22%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
155 (min: 117, max: 213) fps ∼93% +13%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
146 (min: 117, max: 194) fps ∼87% +7%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
144 (min: 114, max: 194) fps ∼86% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
138 (min: 109, max: 182) fps ∼83% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
137 (min: 111, max: 176) fps ∼82%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
125 (min: 99, max: 171) fps ∼75% -9%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
124 (min: 98, max: 165) fps ∼74% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
122 (min: 97, max: 162) fps ∼73% -11%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
108 (min: 86, max: 144) fps ∼65% -21%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
100 (min: 82, max: 133) fps ∼60% -27%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
71 (min: 59, max: 88) fps ∼43% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
49 (min: 45, max: 58) fps ∼29% -64%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
43 (min: 38, max: 51) fps ∼26% -69%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
62 fps ∼100% +2%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
61 fps ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
31.8 fps ∼51% -48%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
83 fps ∼100% 0%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
83 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
44.8 fps ∼54% -46%
For Honor
1920x1080 Extreme Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
127.7 (min: 106, max: 167) fps ∼100% +5%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
127.7 (min: 88, max: 151) fps ∼100% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
126.3 (min: 101.8, max: 163.2) fps ∼99% +4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
125.7 (min: 95, max: 170) fps ∼98% +3%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
123.7 (min: 95, max: 156) fps ∼97% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
122.2 (min: 90, max: 160) fps ∼96% 0%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
121.6 (min: 88, max: 159) fps ∼95%
1280x720 Low Preset
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
358.8 (min: 116, max: 477) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
353.4 (min: 114, max: 486) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
285.6 (min: 158.1, max: 368.9) fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
276.2 (min: 141, max: 344) fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
263.8 (min: 104, max: 311) fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
215.4 (min: 157, max: 278) fps ∼60% -40%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
142.8 (min: 107, max: 160) fps ∼40% -60%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
145.4 (min: 130.9) fps ∼100% +11%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
131.4 (min: 113.9) fps ∼90%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
50.2 (min: 45.7) fps ∼35% -62%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
44.8 (min: 41.1) fps ∼31% -66%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
165.8 (min: 146.1) fps ∼100% +3%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
161.6 (min: 142.2) fps ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
103.3 (min: 88.6) fps ∼62% -36%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
97.2 (min: 82.3) fps ∼59% -40%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
105.7 (min: 90, max: 116) fps ∼100% +9%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
101 (min: 85, max: 113) fps ∼96% +4%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
100.8 (min: 86, max: 111) fps ∼95% +4%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
99 (min: 85, max: 112) fps ∼94% +2%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
97 (min: 85, max: 109) fps ∼92%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
96.6 (min: 83, max: 107) fps ∼91% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
96 (min: 84, max: 106) fps ∼91% -1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
95.1 (min: 82, max: 106) fps ∼90% -2%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
94.2 (min: 83, max: 101) fps ∼89% -3%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
94 (min: 85, max: 106) fps ∼89% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91.5 (min: 82, max: 103) fps ∼87% -6%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
91.3 (min: 79, max: 101) fps ∼86% -6%
1024x768 Lowest Preset
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
305.2 (min: 278, max: 339) fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
305.1 (min: 289, max: 344) fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
291 (min: 276, max: 314) fps ∼95% +3%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
287 (min: 271, max: 305) fps ∼94% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
286 (min: 262, max: 315) fps ∼94% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
282 (min: 264, max: 312) fps ∼92%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
281.7 (min: 266, max: 303) fps ∼92% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
263.7 (min: 256, max: 276) fps ∼86% -6%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
262.2 (min: 252, max: 300) fps ∼86% -7%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
258.9 (min: 230, max: 274) fps ∼85% -8%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
244.8 (min: 237, max: 255) fps ∼80% -13%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
221.6 (min: 204, max: 244) fps ∼73% -21%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
80.9 (min: 68, max: 87) fps ∼100% +6%
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
80.1 (min: 69, max: 87) fps ∼99% +5%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
79.4 (min: 70, max: 86) fps ∼98% +4%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
79 (min: 68, max: 86) fps ∼98% +4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
78.8 (min: 51, max: 86) fps ∼97% +4%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
77.7 (min: 67, max: 86) fps ∼96% +2%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
77.3 (min: 66, max: 83) fps ∼96% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
77 (min: 67, max: 84) fps ∼95% +1%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
77 (min: 65, max: 83) fps ∼95% +1%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
76 (min: 67, max: 84) fps ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
74 (min: 63, max: 80) fps ∼91% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
73.3 (min: 62, max: 82) fps ∼91% -4%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
332.1 (min: 289, max: 377) fps ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
332 (min: 296, max: 363) fps ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
331.9 (min: 307, max: 360) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
327 (min: 298, max: 356) fps ∼98% +2%
Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
321 (min: 297, max: 343) fps ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
318.2 (min: 289, max: 352) fps ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
298.7 (min: 259, max: 354) fps ∼90% -7%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
293.6 (min: 258, max: 337) fps ∼88% -9%
Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
284.8 (min: 216, max: 294) fps ∼86% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
258.5 (min: 219, max: 295) fps ∼78% -19%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
240.2 (min: 158, max: 270) fps ∼72% -25%
Intel Core i5-8500T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
225.9 (min: 176, max: 251) fps ∼68% -30%

Ryzen 9 3900X & Radeon RX 5700 XT

We used the Radeon RX Vega 64 for our first set of benchmarks for the sake of comparability, but we also thought it was apt to see what performance improvements PCIe 4 brings. Hence, we re-ran our gaming benchmarks with the Radeon RX 5700 XT, which offers around 10% higher frame rates than the Radeon RX Vega 64. However, the same applies to the Ryzen 7 2700X, so the added bandwidth that PCIe 4.0 offers appears to deliver no tangible benefit when gaming. Regardless, you can still expect a performance bump if you switch from the Radeon RX Vega 64 to the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

Performance Rating
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
99.6 pt ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
90.7 pt ∼91%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
88.9 pt ∼89%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
82.1 pt ∼82%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
94 (min: 86, max: 103) fps ∼100% +24%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
92 (min: 79, max: 99) fps ∼98% +21%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
77 (min: 67, max: 84) fps ∼82% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
76 (min: 67, max: 84) fps ∼81%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
377 (min: 345, max: 421) fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
321 (min: 297, max: 343) fps ∼85%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
318.2 (min: 289, max: 352) fps ∼84% -1%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
297 (min: 279, max: 302) fps ∼79% -7%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
112 (min: 100, max: 128) fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
97 (min: 85, max: 109) fps ∼87%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
91.5 (min: 82, max: 103) fps ∼82% -6%
1024x768 Lowest Preset
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
342 (min: 321, max: 359) fps ∼100% +21%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
282 (min: 264, max: 312) fps ∼82%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
263.7 (min: 256, max: 276) fps ∼77% -6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
114 fps ∼100% +25%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
110 fps ∼96% +21%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
91 fps ∼80%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
85 fps ∼75% -7%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
168 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
164 fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
138 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
107 fps ∼64% -36%
For Honor
1920x1080 Extreme Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
160.5 (min: 96, max: 223) fps ∼100% +32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
156.4 (min: 113, max: 227) fps ∼97% +29%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
127.7 (min: 106, max: 167) fps ∼80% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
121.6 (min: 88, max: 159) fps ∼76%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
370.2 (min: 89, max: 498) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
358.8 (min: 116, max: 477) fps ∼97%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
295 (min: 199, max: 388) fps ∼80% -18%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
263.8 (min: 104, max: 311) fps ∼71% -26%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
110 (min: 85, max: 145) fps ∼100% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
103 (min: 85, max: 118) fps ∼94%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
99 (min: 78, max: 124) fps ∼90% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
96 (min: 75, max: 127) fps ∼87% -7%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
137 (min: 111, max: 176) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
136 (min: 107, max: 179) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
125 (min: 99, max: 171) fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
118 (min: 94, max: 158) fps ∼86% -14%
Far Cry New Dawn
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
97 (min: 69, max: 147) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
94 (min: 69, max: 143) fps ∼97%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
85 (min: 62, max: 130) fps ∼88% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
79 (min: 58, max: 120) fps ∼81% -16%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
124 (min: 83, max: 178) fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
123 (min: 95, max: 176) fps ∼99%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
110 (min: 84, max: 158) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
97 (min: 75, max: 138) fps ∼78% -21%
Forza Horizon 4
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
149 fps ∼100% +19%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
138 fps ∼93% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
125 fps ∼84%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
121 fps ∼81% -3%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
238 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
238 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
200 fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
179 fps ∼75% -25%
Anno 1800
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
45 (min: 37, max: 58) fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
42.5 (min: 38, max: 47) fps ∼94%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
40.9 (min: 35, max: 53) fps ∼91% -4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
33.1 (min: 31, max: 35) fps ∼74% -22%
1280x720 Low Graphics Quality (DX11)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
111 (min: 104, max: 126) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
110 (min: 102, max: 123) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
99 (min: 92, max: 109) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
97 (min: 89, max: 109) fps ∼87% -13%
F1 2019
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
152 (min: 129, max: 171) fps ∼100% +16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
140 (min: 120, max: 156) fps ∼92% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
131 (min: 116, max: 147) fps ∼86%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
124 (min: 113, max: 135) fps ∼82% -5%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
290 (min: 241, max: 316) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
285 (min: 232, max: 313) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
245 (min: 216, max: 259) fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
238 (min: 207, max: 258) fps ∼82% -18%
3DMark 05 - 1024x768 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
52358 Points ∼100% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
50024 Points ∼96%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
42481 Points ∼81% -15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
33442 Points ∼64% -33%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
46586 Points ∼100% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
43377 Points ∼93%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
36709 Points ∼79% -15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
35414 Points ∼76% -18%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
35715 Points ∼100% +14%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
35283 Points ∼99% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
31252 Points ∼88%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
29285 Points ∼82% -6%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
8704 Points ∼100% +23%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8673 Points ∼100% +22%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
7183 Points ∼83% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
7089 Points ∼81%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
9055 Points ∼100% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8700 Points ∼96% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
7545 Points ∼83%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
7402 Points ∼82% -2%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
12209 Points ∼100% +16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
12127 Points ∼99% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
10758 Points ∼88% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
10501 Points ∼86%
Fire Strike Extreme Score
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
11537 Points ∼100% +16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
11367 Points ∼99% +14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
9967 Points ∼86%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
9966 Points ∼86% 0%
1280x720 Sky Diver Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
77166 Points ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
76974 Points ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
73929 Points ∼96% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
69491 Points ∼90%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
56355 Points ∼100% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
52827 Points ∼94%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
47320 Points ∼84% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
47069 Points ∼84% -11%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Ryzen 9 3900X
360100 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
Ryzen 9 3900X
351942 Points ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
342631 Points ∼95% -5%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
311720 Points ∼87% -13%

Application Performance

AS SSD
AS SSD

Our test system worked smoothly and without issue during our tests. We noticed no long waiting times either, which should come as no surprise from a 12-core powered system. We also had a fast SSD on hand, so we decided to see whether PCIe 4.0 offered any improved transfer speeds over PCIe 3.0. The 2 TB Corsair SSD that we used is a quick drive even when running on the latter, but PCIe 4.0 helped it achieve around 68 MB/s 4K read speeds, which is exceptionally fast. This should help the system load small files quickly, which will reduce OS and in-game loading times.

We doubt that most people would notice the difference between PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 in daily use though. The latter will significantly improve sequential read and write speeds thanks to its doubled bandwidth, but the results feel negligible in practice.

The Ryzen 9 3900X hovers around the Ryzen 7 3700X in PCMark, which suggests that the benchmark cannot utilise the former’s 12 cores. Nevertheless, the Ryzen 9 3900X still performed well, with it outscoring the Core i9-9900K in PCMark 10 and managing practically the same as the Core i7-9700K in PCMark 8.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7764 Points ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7451 Points ∼96% +2%