Intel Core i7-7740K vs AMD Ryzen 5 1400X

Intel Core i7-7740K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
4300 MHz / Cores: 4 / Mar 2017
Intel Core i7-7740K

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jun 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1400X

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-7740K

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 5 1400X.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.
Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.
Higher overall performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 1400X

47 watts lower power draw.

Intel Core i7-7740K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-7740K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-7740K AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
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
3DNow!
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR

Architecture

Intel Core i7-7740K AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
Architecture Intel_Kabylake vs AMD_Zen
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Kaby Lake-X vs Zen
Release Date Mar 2017 vs Jun 2017

Cores

Intel Core i7-7740K AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
Cores 4 vs 4
Threads 4 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics HD 630 vs No

Cache

Intel Core i7-7740K AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 8192 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-7740K AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs AMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp 72°C vs unknown
Package vs uPGA
Die Size 0 mm² vs 0 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-7740K AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
Cpu Frequency 4300 MHz vs 3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4600 MHz vs 3900 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 112 W vs 65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-7740K
    5520 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
    4290 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-7740K
    20640 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400X
    19250 points

Points - higher is better