AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i9-9990XE: performance

Performance comparison between the two processors, with the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and the Intel Core i9-9990XE. The first has a turbo frequency of 4,0 GHz, with 6 cores, and the second has a maximum frequency of 5,1 GHz, with a total of 14 cores.

Geekbench 4:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i9-9990XE  6 179
 49 284
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X  4 345
 20 509

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of the last 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 42%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 140%.

Cinebench R15:

Processor Cinebench R15 – Score
Intel Core i9-9990XE  221
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X  162

Cinebench R15 allows to evaluate the performance of a CPU by rendering a photorealistic 3D scene. The scene has 2,000 objects, 300,000 polygons, antialiasing, uses sharp and fuzzy reflections, bright areas, procedural shaders, shadows, etc. The faster the rendering of the scene is created, the more powerful the PC is, with a high number of points.

On this software, there is a difference of 36% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap reaches 203%.