Intel Core i9-7960X vs AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Comparing Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X 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)
22 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X 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 i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X. 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 i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
i9-7960X 33.77 +15.7%
Ryzen 7 3800X 29.20
i9-7960X 26978 +15.6%
Ryzen 7 3800X 23330
Let's see how good Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i9-7960X
15.7% faster in synthetic tests
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Much newer (7 July 2019 vs 1 September 2017)
Cheaper ($399 vs $1699)
Higher maximum frequency (4500 vs 4400 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3900 vs 2800 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (105 vs 165 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core i9-7960X or Ryzen 7 3800X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i9-7960X.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i9-7960X and Ryzen 7 3800X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.