Intel Core i7-7800X vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Intel Core i7-7800X
AMD Ryzen 5 2600

General info

Comparing Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
17.58
 
54.94
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Zen+
Release date
26 June 2017
 
19 April 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$389
 
$199
Price now
$379
 
$125

Technical specs

Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
6
Number of threads
12
 
12
Base frequency
3.5 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
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L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
3 MB
L3 cache
8.25 MB (shared)
 
16 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
no data
 
192 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
no data
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA2066
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB/s
 
43.71 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
28
 
20

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-7800X 15.88
Ryzen 5 2600 16.37 +3.1%

Passmark

i7-7800X 12908
Ryzen 5 2600 13304 +3.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-7800X

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Core i7-7800X over AMD Ryzen 5 2600.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2600

3.1% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (19 April 2018 vs 26 June 2017)
Cheaper ($199 vs $389)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 140 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
ECCMemory

So, Core i7-7800X or Ryzen 5 2600?

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