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Ryzen 9 3900XT sample gets highest average bench result for an AMD processor tested on UserBenchmark...but it's still behind over 25 Intel chips including the Intel Core i3-10320!

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT has 12 cores compared to the 10 cores of the i9-10900K. (Image source: Heise)
The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT has 12 cores compared to the 10 cores of the i9-10900K. (Image source: Heise)
An AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT desktop processor sample has been put through its paces on UserBenchmark, where it managed some decent scores and a respectable average bench result. However, the score of 91.8% would put the 12-core Matisse Refresh Ryzen 9 3900XT in 28th place in the UserBenchmark table, which is even behind the quad-core Intel Core i3-10320!

You wouldn’t normally set the upcoming Zen 2 AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT and the Comet Lake Intel Core i3-10320 as competitors, but this is UserBenchmark. Regardless of personal opinions about the controversial benchmark, at least the latest high-end enthusiast-level chip from AMD performed better than its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 3900X. While this places the Ryzen 9 3900XT in the UserBenchmark chart as the Team Red part with the highest average bench, it’s still stuck behind 27 Intel processors.

Surprisingly, the quad-core i3-10320 is one of those processors, clearly outscoring the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT’s bench of 91.8% with its mighty result of 94.1% and 24th place. We won’t even mention one of the Matisse Refresh chip’s more relevant rivals, the Intel Core i9-10900K here, as that is far away in first position on 103%. The breakdown of the Ryzen 9 3900XT’s benchmark scores is quite interesting to read, though.

For instance, the chip makes a sterling effort in the 1-core test and scores 140 points. The 2-core result is also good at 276 points, and the rest of the benchmark scores are as follows: 4-core 540 points, 8-core 980 points, and 64-core 2,044 points. UserBenchmark awards the Ryzen 9 3900XT with 91.8% bench and an overall score of 2,970 points. Its Comet Lake “rival”, the Intel Core i3-10320, has that higher bench of 94.1% but the overall score of the normal, heavy, and server benches is just 1,525 points!

Unsurprisingly, the 4-core, 8-thread i3-10320 gets hammered by the 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 3900XT in the 64-core test, but it’s the weighted single-core scores that matter, right? But the Intel chip has a maximum 1-core result of 141 points and maximum 2-core score of 278 points – practically the same as the AMD processor! As scores are based on averages, the Ryzen 9 3900XT actually outscores the Comet Lake part here.

There are some obvious points to be made: Firstly, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT has made gains over its predecessors in single-core performance that should make it attractive to gamers. Secondly, the Intel Core i3-10320 is clearly not actually a direct rival for this powerful 12-core Zen 2 CPU. Thirdly, the Ryzen 9 3900X's overall score is not far from that of the Intel Core i9-10900K yet they are separated by over 40 places. Lastly, UserBenchmark results, especially AMD/Intel comparisons, require all the salt you can find to pinch at while reading them.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i9-10900K
Normal 166 points 162 points 168 points 183 points
Heavy 760 points 781 points 623 points 886 points
Server 2,044 points 2,114 points 734 points 2,009 points
Total 2,970 points 3,057 points 1,525 points 3,078 points
Bench 91.8% 88.6% 94.1% 103%
Chart position 28th 42nd 24th 1st
UserBenchmark comparison. (Image source: UserBenchmark - edited)
UserBenchmark comparison. (Image source: UserBenchmark - edited)

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UserBenchmark (1/2/3/4/5) & @TUM_APISAK

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-06-25 (Update: 2020-06-25)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.