AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i9-9980XE

Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i9-9980XE and the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X. The first has 18 cores, 36 threads, a base frequency of 3.0 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz, a cache of 24.75 MB, a TDP of 165 W. The second has more than 8 cores, a total of 16 threads, its initial frequency is 3.6 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 4.0 GHz, its cache is 16 MB and its TDP is 95 W.


Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Intel Core i9-9980XE
Family Ryzen Skylake-X
Release date Q1 2017 Q4 2018
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm++
Cores 8 18
Threads 16 36
Base frequency 3.6 GHz 3.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.0 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cache 16 MB 24.75 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 128 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR4-2666
Max PCIe lanes 20 44
TDP 95 W 165 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,059 5,295
Geekbench 4 multi-core 22,364 41,654
Price $305 $2,189
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We notice that the processor Intel Core i9-9980XE has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i9-9980XE is higher, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is lower. The Intel Core i9-9980XE is more recent.

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Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i9-9980XE  5,295
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X  4,059

This graph allows us to better evaluate the power comparison between the two chips. For each value, it is an average of the last 250 results on the benchmark platform. We observe that the difference in single core is 30%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 86%.


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