Intel Core i7-8700 vs AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

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

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3300 MHz / Cores: 6 / Jun 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-8700

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

None

Intel Core i7-8700

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-8700

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-8700 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
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 i7-8700 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Architecture Intel_CoffeeLake vs AMD_Zen
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Coffee Lake vs Zen
Release Date Jan 2018 vs Jun 2017

Cores

Intel Core i7-8700 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Cores 6 vs 6
Threads 12 vs 12
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

Intel Core i7-8700 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 12288 KB (shared) vs 16384 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-8700 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs AMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp 72°C vs unknown
Package FC-LGA1151 vs uPGA
Die Size 151 mm² vs 192 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-8700 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Cpu Frequency 3200 MHz vs 3300 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4600 MHz vs 3700 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 65 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-8700
    5290 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    4070 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-8700
    26716 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    26571 points

Points - higher is better