AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs Intel Core i9-9880H

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 9th Generation Core i9 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

62 %
3% slightly better overall score
60 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

83 %
7% slightly better gaming score
77 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

56 %
3% slightly better multitasking score
54 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

54 %
1% slightly better heavy workload score
53 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

12% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

17% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
64% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
9% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
45 W
111% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
512 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
49% significantly more L2 cache
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

232nd of 1,335
248th of 1,335


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
9th Generation Core i9

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
May 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 5 3600X vs Core i9-9880H comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 3600X is faster than the Core i9-9880H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i9-9880H in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i9-9880H has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 3600X has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3600X. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 3600X has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i9-9880H. Despite this, the Core i9-9880H has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i9-9880H outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 3600X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 3600X has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i9-9880H. The Ryzen 5 3600X also has significantly more L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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