AMD Ryzen 3 2300X vs Intel Core i7-2700K

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

Intel Core i7-2700K
Intel Socket 1155 DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / Oct 2011
Intel Core i7-2700K

Summary

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-2700K

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 3 2300X.
Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared




Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X Intel Core i7-2700K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
Precision Boost
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
Hyper-Threading
AES-NI

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X Intel Core i7-2700K
Architecture AMD_Zen_Plus vs Intel_SandyBridge
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR3
Codename Zen vs Sandy Bridge
Release Date Aug 2018 vs Oct 2011

Cores

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X Intel Core i7-2700K
Cores 4 vs 4
Threads 4 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel HD 3000

Cache

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X Intel Core i7-2700K
L1 Cache 128 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 4096 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X Intel Core i7-2700K
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs Intel Socket 1155
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package µOPGA-1331 vs FC-LGA10
Die Size 210mm² vs 216mm²
Process 14 nm vs 32 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X Intel Core i7-2700K
Cpu Frequency 3500 MHz vs 3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4200 MHz vs 3900 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage variable vs unknown
TDP 65 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
    4620 points
  • Intel Core i7-2700K
    3900 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
    15400 points
  • Intel Core i7-2700K
    16800 points

Points - higher is better