AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i9-7980XE

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

Intel Core i9-7980XE
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
2600 MHz / Cores: 18 / Sep 2017
Intel Core i9-7980XE

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    129%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    102%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    162%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

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

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-7980XE

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 62% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


Intel Core i9-7980XE

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-7980XE

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


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i9-7980XE
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 i9-7980XE
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_2vsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZen 2vsSkylake-X
Release DateDec 2019vsSep 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i9-7980XE
Cores8vs18
Threads16vs36
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i9-7980XE
L1 Cache96K (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs1024 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32MBvs25344 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i9-7980XE
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 2066
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackagevsFC-LGA2066
Die Sizeunknownvs428mm²
Process7 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i9-7980XE
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs2600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4400 MHzvs4400 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP65 Wvs165 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    4840 points
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    5280 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    38649 points
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    67392 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    2101
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    3404

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    199
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    194

points - higher is better