Intel Core i7-9700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i7-9700K

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 8 / Mar 2017
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    118%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    137%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-9700K

Much higher single threaded performance (around 37% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X.
Around 18% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

None

Intel Core i7-9700K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-9700K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-9700KAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
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 i7-9700KAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsAMD_Zen
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameCoffee LakevsZen
Release DateSep 2018vsMar 2017

Cores

Intel Core i7-9700KAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Cores8vs8
Threads8vs16
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i7-9700KAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache12288 KB (shared)vs16384 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-9700KAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsAMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA14CvsuPGA
Die Sizeunknownvs192mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-9700KAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3400 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4900 MHzvs3800 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    5880 points
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    4180 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    34560 points
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    36502 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    1542
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    1537

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    212
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    154

points - higher is better