AMD Ryzen 5 1500X vs Intel Core i7-7700K

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3200 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jun 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

Intel Core i7-7700K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
4200 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2016
Intel Core i7-7700K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    132%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    138%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    130%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

None

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-7700K

Much higher single threaded performance (around 38% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 30% 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 1500X.
Around 32% higher average synthetic performance.

Intel Core i7-7700K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-7700K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i7-7700K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-7700K

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

Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Intel Core i7-7700K
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
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 1500X Intel Core i7-7700K
Architecture AMD_Zen vs Intel_Kabylake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen vs Kaby Lake
Release Date Jun 2017 vs Sep 2016

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Intel Core i7-7700K
Cores 4 vs 4
Threads 8 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs HD Graphics

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Intel Core i7-7700K
L1 Cache 128 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 16384 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Intel Core i7-7700K
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 1500X Intel Core i7-7700K
Cpu Frequency 3200 MHz vs 4200 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3500 MHz vs 4500 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 1500X
    3850 points
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    5400 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    17600 points
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    24192 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    1691
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    2097

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    21892
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    27343

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    100.03
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    150.72

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    574.13
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    882.98

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    152
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    192.5

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    799
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    938.5

points - higher is better