AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i5-2500K

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 8 / Mar 2018
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i5-2500K
Intel Socket 1155DESKTOP
3300 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jan 2011
Intel Core i5-2500K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    268%
  • Intel Core i5-2500K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    147%
  • Intel Core i5-2500K
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    388%
  • Intel Core i5-2500K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Much higher single threaded performance (around 47% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 288% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 168% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-2500K

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

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 2700XIntel Core i5-2500K
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
AES-NI

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 7 2700XIntel Core i5-2500K
ArchitectureAMD Zen+vsIntel_SandyBridge
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameZenvsSandy Bridge
Release DateMar 2018vsJan 2011

Cores

AMD Ryzen 7 2700XIntel Core i5-2500K
Cores8vs4
Threads16vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 3000

Cache

AMD Ryzen 7 2700XIntel Core i5-2500K
L1 Cache96 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache16384 KB (shared)vs6144 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 7 2700XIntel Core i5-2500K
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 1155
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackageuPGAvsFC-LGA10
Die Size192mm²vs216mm²
Process14 nmvs32 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 7 2700XIntel Core i5-2500K
Cpu Frequency3700 MHzvs3300 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4350 MHzvs3700 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP105 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    4785 points
  • Intel Core i5-2500K
    3700 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    39723 points
  • Intel Core i5-2500K
    13200 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    1828
  • Intel Core i5-2500K
    470

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    180
  • Intel Core i5-2500K
    122

points - higher is better