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
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.
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
79.47 GB / s
47.68 GB / s
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 55.10 +6.3%
Ryzen 7 3800X 51.85
i9-7960X 26096 +6.2%
Ryzen 7 3800X 24561
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
6.3% faster in synthetic tests
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Much newer (27 May 2019 vs 30 May 2017)
Cheaper ($399 vs $1699)
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?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-7960X and AMD Ryzen 7 3800X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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