Intel Core i7-8700 vs AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

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Intel Core i7-8700
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
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Games supported 99%
Processor Processor Intel Core i7-8700 vs AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

General info

Comparing Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating418421
Value for money32.1238.04
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i7AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameCoffee LakeZen
Release date1 January 2018 (3 years ago)11 April 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$303$249
Price now$334 (1.1x MSRP)$245 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads1212
Base clock speed3.2 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed4.6 GHz4 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)96K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache12288 KB16 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size149 mm2192 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier-+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11 (Uniprocessor)
SocketFCLGA1151AM4
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2no data
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
SIPP+no data

Security technologies

Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
MPX+no data
Identity Protection+no data
SGXYes with Intel® MEno data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X are enumerated here.

AMD-V++
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR4DDR4
Maximum memory size64 GB64 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/s42.671 GB/s
ECC memory support-+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 630-
Max video memory64 GB-
Quick Sync Video+-
Clear Video+-
Clear Video HD+-
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHz-
InTru 3D+-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+-
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096 x 2304@24Hz-
Max resolution over eDP4096 x 2304@60Hz-
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096 x 2304@60Hz-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12-
OpenGL4.5-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes1624

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-8700 14.89
+0.7%
Ryzen 5 1600X 14.78
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i7-8700 13065
+0.7%
Ryzen 5 1600X 12974

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-8700 and Ryzen 5 1600X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 14.89 14.78
Novelty 1 January 2018 11 April 2017
Cost $303 $249
Boost clock speed 4600 4000
Base clock speed 3200 3600
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 95

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core i7-8700
Intel Core i7-8700

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Core i7-8700 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-8700 by AMD is Ryzen 5 1600X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen 5 1600X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 1600X from Intel is Core i5-10400F, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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User rating

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