AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X vs Intel Core i9-9900K

Compare AMD Ryzen Threadripper 12 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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$ 499.00
$ 390.64
$ 108.36 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

72 %
2% slightly better overall score
70 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

70 %
86 %
22% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

72 %
10% slightly better multitasking score
65 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

72 %
12% slightly better heavy workload score
64 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

24% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

27% slightly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

30% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

48% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score
Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

19% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (multi) score
Geekbench 6 (single) score

Geekbench 6 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

43% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.5 GHz
3.6 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.2 GHz
5 GHz
19% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

180 W
95 W
89% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

1152 KiB
125% significantly more L1 cache
512 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

6 MiB
200% 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

50th of 627
56th of 627


The product line

Ryzen Threadripper
9th Generation Core i9

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2017
November 2018

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 Threadripper 1920X vs Core i9-9900K benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X performs better than the Core i9-9900K. Despite this, the Core i9-9900K has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X has significantly more cores with 12 cores compared to the Core i9-9900K that has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i9-9900K. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i9-9900K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. Also, the Core i9-9900K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i9-9900K outputs less heat than Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 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 Threadripper 1920X has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i9-9900K. The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 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 Threadripper 1920X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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