Dual AMD EPYC 7601 vs Intel Core i9-9990XE: specifications

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Core i9-9990XE on one hand, and the Dual AMD EPYC 7601 on the other hand. The first has a total of 14 cores, 28 threads, a maximum frequency of 5.1 GHz, a thermal design power of 255 W. The second has 64 cores, 128 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 3.2 GHz, its TDP is set to 360 W. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor Dual AMD EPYC 7601 Intel Core i9-9990XE
Family EPYC Skylake-X
Release date Q2 2017 Q1 2019
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm++
Transistors 38,400,000,000 NA
Cores 64 14
Threads 128 28
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.2 GHz 5.1 GHz
Cache 64 MB 19.25 MB
Max memory size 2000 GB 128 GB
Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-2666
Max PCIe lanes 128 44
TDP 360 W 255 W
Cinebench R15 single-thread 140 221
Cinebench R15 multi-thread 6,109 3,732
Geekbench 4 single-core 3,682 6,179
Geekbench 4 multi-core 67,444 49,284
Price $9,478 $2,300
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor Dual AMD EPYC 7601 has more cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i9-9990XE is bigger, that the heat dissipation power of the Intel Core i9-9990XE is smaller. The Intel Core i9-9990XE was launched more recently.

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