Ryzen 9 5980HS vs Core i9-10980XE benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Core i9-10980XE beats the Ryzen 9 5980HS in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 9 5980HS has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i9-10980XE has significantly more cores with 18 cores whereas the Ryzen 9 5980HS has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 9 5980HS. According to our data, the Ryzen 9 5980HS and Core i9-10980XE have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Ryzen 9 5980HS has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5980HS CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-10980XE CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5980HS has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.