Intel Core i7-7820X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Comparing Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 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)
512K (per core)
11 MB (shared)
32 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 12 nm
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 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 i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600. 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)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
i7-7820X 22.26 +0.1%
Ryzen 5 3600 22.24
i7-7820X 17783 +0.1%
Ryzen 5 3600 17771
Let's see how good Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i7-7820X
0.1% faster in synthetic tests
Higher maximum frequency (4500 vs 4200 MHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Much newer (7 July 2019 vs 26 June 2017)
Cheaper ($199 vs $599)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 140 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core i7-7820X or Ryzen 5 3600?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-7820X and AMD Ryzen 5 3600. The differences in performance seem too small.
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