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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X takes on the Intel Core i9-9980XE at stock settings in Cinebench R20, offers potentially higher performance per dollar than even the Core i9-10980XE

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X can give tough competition to Intel's HEDT lineup. (Source: HardZone)
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X can give tough competition to Intel's HEDT lineup. (Source: HardZone)
New benchmark scores of the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X seem to indicate that AMD's upcoming flagship CPU can offer performance equivalent to Intel's HEDT chips such as the Core i9-9980XE and the Core i9-10980XE while beating them in terms of performance per dollar. The Ryzen 9 3950X was benchmarked using Cinebench R20 at stock settings.

AMD announced the flagship 16C/32T Ryzen 9 3950X back during E3 2019, but the processor will only launch alongside the Threadripper 3000 series this November. We've seen several benchmarks of the Ryzen 9 3950X before and now, we get to see it take on HEDT processors such as the Threadripper 1950X and the Intel Core i9-9980XE in Cinebench R20.

The benchmark data was apparently sent by a source to Wccftech. The Cinebench R20 benchmark was run at stock settings and the Ryzen 9 3950X managed to score 8789 points (per core score of 549) whilst maintaining an all-core boost of 3.9 GHz and a single-core boost of 4.7 GHz on the Asus Prime X570-P motherboard. The Core i9-9980XE, on the other hand, manages a somewhat higher score of 8833 points but gets a low per-core score of just 490. For perspective, the Threadripper 1950X scores just 6670 in the test. 

The Ryzen 9 3950X offers a distinctive advantage in terms of performance per dollar compared to the Core i9-9980XE, Threadripper 1950X, and even the latest Cascade Lake-X Core i9-10980XE (score not shown) by offering 11.73 CB points per dollar. The numbers are likely to get even better when overclocking is factored-in. The Core i9-10980XE can achieve an all-core boost up to 4.8 GHz while the Ryzen 9 3950X can boost up to 4.3 GHz when overclocked.

We will of course be testing the Ryzen 9 3950X before drawing any conclusions ourselves, but from what we get to see so far, unless you really need the extra boost and two additional cores in the Core i9-10980XE, the Ryzen 9 3950X at US$749 can be immense value for money for demanding workflows.

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Cinebench R20 score compared with Intel Core i9-9980XE. (Source: Wccftech)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Cinebench R20 score compared with Intel Core i9-9980XE. (Source: Wccftech)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X performance per dollar compared to Intel Core i9-9980XE. (Source: Wccftech)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X performance per dollar compared to Intel Core i9-9980XE. (Source: Wccftech)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-10-22 (Update: 2019-10-22)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.