Intel Core i7-7800X vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Comparing Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
64K (per core)
96K (per core)
1 MB (per core)
8.25 MB (shared)
16 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600.
Max number of PCIe lanes
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
Ryzen 5 2600 16.37 +3.1%
Ryzen 5 2600 13304 +3.1%
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)
So, Core i7-7800X or Ryzen 5 2600?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-7800X and AMD Ryzen 5 2600. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i7-7800X and Ryzen 5 2600, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.