The King is Dead, Long Live the King! – Ryzen 3900X & Ryzen 3700X Review

For the test platform, we went with the Intel 9900K on the Asus Maximus XI Extreme with Gskill Royal running at 3600MHz CL 15 for the Intel side. For AMD we are running the RYZEN 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X on the Crosshair VIII HERO WiFi with all of the other components carrying over for platform continuity. We are running an Alphacool Eisbaer LT Triple Radiator cooling solution on the CPU to make sure we don’t get any throttling on the CPU or at least have the best chance at mitigating it. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro X64 updated to current with the MAy 2019 update and then disabled updates during the testing period. We make three runs at each test then average those three runs and report the results here. If we hit a run that we consider being far away from the norm we dismiss that result and run a 4th test.

Test Rig
Case TypeDimastech Easy XL
CPUIntel Core i9 9900K (Amazon)



MotherboardASUS Maximus XI Extreme


RAM16GB (2x8GB) GSkill Royal RGB 3600MHz C16
CPU CoolerAlphacool Eisbaer LT 360
Hard DrivesCorsair MP600 2TB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SATA  (Amazon)

OpticalLG BD-RW BH16NS40
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
MonitorASUS PG27AQ 4K 60Hz GSYNC (Amazon)
Case Fans1 x 140mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 140mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking StationsNone
Testing PSUThermaltake XT 1475W Gold (Amazon)
MouseLogitech G502 (Amazon)
KeyboardLogitech Pro eSPORTS Keyboard (Amazon)

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