AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-8700K

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 8 / Mar 2018
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 6 / Oct 2017
Intel Core i7-8700K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    109%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    112%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    129%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

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

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-8700K

12% higher single threaded performance.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

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



Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Intel Core i7-8700K
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 7 2700X Intel Core i7-8700K
Architecture AMD_Zen_Plus vs Intel_Coffelake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen vs Coffee Lake
Release Date Mar 2018 vs Oct 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Intel Core i7-8700K
Cores 8 vs 6
Threads 16 vs 12
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel UHD 630

Cache

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Intel Core i7-8700K
L1 Cache 96 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 12288 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Intel Core i7-8700K
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp unknown vs 72°C
Package uPGA vs FC-LGA1151
Die Size 192mm² vs 151mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Intel Core i7-8700K
Cpu Frequency 3700 MHz vs 3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4350 MHz vs 4700 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage variable vs unknown
TDP 105 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    4785 points
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    5640 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    39723 points
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    31968 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    1828
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    1412

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    180
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    202

points - higher is better