AMD Ryzen 5 1400X vs Intel Core i7-6700K

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jun 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1400X

Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
4000 MHz / Cores: 4 / Aug 2015
Intel Core i7-6700K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    126%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    126%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 1400X

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-6700K

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 26% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 5 1400X.
Around 26% higher average synthetic performance.

Intel Core i7-6700K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-6700K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i7-6700K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-6700K

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X Intel Core i7-6700K
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X Intel Core i7-6700K
Architecture AMD_Zen vs Intel_Skylake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen vs Skylake
Release Date Jun 2017 vs Aug 2015

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X Intel Core i7-6700K
Cores 4 vs 4
Threads 8 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs HD Graphics 530

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X Intel Core i7-6700K
L1 Cache 128 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 8192 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X Intel Core i7-6700K
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp unknown vs 72°C
Package uPGA vs
Die Size 0 mm² vs 0 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X Intel Core i7-6700K
Cpu Frequency 3500 MHz vs 4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3900 MHz vs 4200 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 65 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
    4290 points
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    4830 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
    19250 points
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    22080 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
    1497
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    1899

points per second - higher is better