AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i7-10700T

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.33
 
1.97
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
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Architecture codename
Zen
 
Comet Lake
Launch date
11 April 2017 (4 years ago)
 
1 April 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$249
 
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Price now
$260 (1x MSRP)
 
$984

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T 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 cores
6 (Hexa-Core)
 
8 (Octa-Core)
Threads
12
 
16
Base clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
2 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
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L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
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L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
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L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
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100 °C
Number of transistors
4,800 million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T 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 configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
FCLGA1200
Thermal design power (TDP)
95 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
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Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
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+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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+
Turbo Boost Technology
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2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
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+
Idle States
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+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
SIPP
-
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
no data
 
+
EDB
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+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
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Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
42.671 GB/s
 
45.8 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
-
 
Max video memory
-
 
64 GB
Quick Sync Video
-
 
+
Clear Video
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
-
 
1.2 GHz
InTru 3D
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
-
 
3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
-
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
-
 
4096 x 2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
-
 
4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
-
 
4096 x 2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
-
 
12
OpenGL
-
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
24
 
16

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.

Ryzen 5 1600X 14.87
i7-10700T 15.10 +1.5%

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.

Ryzen 5 1600X 13048
i7-10700T 13253 +1.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T 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.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Competitors of Ryzen 5 1600X from Intel

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

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 1600X:

Competitors of Core i7-10700T from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-10700T from AMD is Ryzen 5 2600, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-10700T:

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Cheaper ($260 vs $984)

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Unlocked

ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i7-10700T

1.5% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (1 April 2020 vs 11 April 2017)

Lower power consumption (35W vs 95W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

SIPP

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

QuickSyncVideo

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and Intel Core i7-10700T. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i7-10700T, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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