Intel Core i7-7820X vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Intel Core i7-7820X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

General info

Comparing Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.07
 
16.36
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Ryzen 7
Achitecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Zen+
Release date
30 May 2017
 
12 April 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
$329
Price now
$500
 
$310

Technical specs

Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X 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 7 2700X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
8
Number of threads
16
 
16
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT / s
 
n/d
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
11 MB (shared)
 
16 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
n/d
 
209.78 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
n/d
 
4940 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X 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 (Uniprocessor)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
2066
 
AM4 (1331)
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
105 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-2933
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 i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
20

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-7820X 39.10 +9.1%
Ryzen 7 2700X 35.84

Passmark

i7-7820X 18522 +9.1%
Ryzen 7 2700X 16976

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-7820X and Ryzen 7 2700X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-7820X

9.1% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Somewhat newer (12 April 2018 vs 30 May 2017)
Cheaper ($329 vs $599)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (105 vs 140 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
ECCMemory

So, Core i7-7820X or Ryzen 7 2700X?

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