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!
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|