AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i7-7820X

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Dec 2019
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Intel Core i7-7820X
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Jun 2017
Intel Core i7-7820X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    112%
  • Intel Core i7-7820X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    103%
  • Intel Core i7-7820X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    121%
  • Intel Core i7-7820X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 21% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
75 watts lower power draw.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 12% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-7820X

None

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

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


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-7820X
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
XFR 2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
Boost 2.0
Boost 3.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-7820X
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_2vsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZen 2vsSkylake-X
Release DateDec 2019vsJun 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-7820X
Cores8vs8
Threads16vs16
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-7820X
L1 Cache96K (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32MBvs11264 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-7820X
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 2066
Max Case Tempunknownvs72°C
PackagevsFC-LGA2066
Die Sizeunknownvs308mm²
Process7 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-7820X
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4400 MHzvs4500 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP65 Wvs140 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    4840 points
  • Intel Core i7-7820X
    5400 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    38649 points
  • Intel Core i7-7820X
    41472 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    2101
  • Intel Core i7-7820X
    1734

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    199
  • Intel Core i7-7820X
    193

points - higher is better