Intel Core i7-7820X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

General info

Comparing Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.80
 
48.32
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Matisse
Release date
26 June 2017
 
7 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
$199
Price now
$779
 
$190

Technical specs

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
8
 
6
Number of threads
16
 
12
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.5 GHz
 
4.2 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)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
11 MB (shared)
 
32 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
7 nm, 12 nm
Maximum core temperature
99 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
no data
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA2066
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-7820X 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
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600 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 i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB/s
 
47.68 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600.
Integrated graphics
-
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 5 3600.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
28
 
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Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

i7-7820X 17783 +0.1%
Ryzen 5 3600 17771

Gaming performance

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?

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