AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i7-8700

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Mar 2019
AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Intel Core i7-8700
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3200 MHz / Cores: 6 / Jan 2018
Intel Core i7-8700

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    114%
  • Intel Core i7-8700
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-8700
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    129%
  • Intel Core i7-8700
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 29% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 14% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-8700

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 5 3600.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 3600Intel Core i7-8700
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 3600Intel Core i7-8700
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_2vsIntel_Coffelake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZen 2vsCoffee Lake
Release DateMar 2019vsJan 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 3600Intel Core i7-8700
Cores6vs6
Threads12vs12
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel UHD 630

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 3600Intel Core i7-8700
L1 Cache96K (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache16MB (shared)vs12288 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 3600Intel Core i7-8700
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Tempunknownvs72°C
PackagevsFC-LGA1151
Die Sizeunknownvs151mm²
Process7 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 3600Intel Core i7-8700
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3200 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4400 MHzvs4600 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP65 Wvs65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    4840 points
  • Intel Core i7-8700
    5520 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    28987 points
  • Intel Core i7-8700
    27648 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (simulated)
    199
  • Intel Core i7-8700 (simulated)
    197.7

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (simulated)
    1575.75
  • Intel Core i7-8700 (simulated)
    1221.19

points - higher is better