Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 vs AMD Ryzen 7 1700

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700
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Games supported 66%

General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 1700 and Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating5191884
Value for money17.732.69
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 7Core 2 Extreme (Desktop)
Architecture codenameZen (2017−2020)Kentsfield (2007)
Release date2 March 2017
(5 years old)
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Launch price (MSRP)$329no data
Current price$202 (0.6x MSRP)$385
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen 7 1700 and Core 2 Extreme QX6850 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 cores8 (Octa-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads164
Base clock speed3 GHzno data
Boost clock speed3.7 GHz3 GHz
Bus supportno data1333 MHz
L1 cache768 KBno data
L2 cache4096 KBno data
L3 cache16384 KBno data
Chip lithography14 nm65 nm
Die size192 mm2no data
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier1-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 1700 and Core 2 Extreme QX6850 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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)no data
SocketAM4no data
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt130 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 1700 and Core 2 Extreme QX6850. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTno data
AES-NI+no data
FMAFMA3no data
AVX+no data
XFR-no data
SenseMI+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 7 1700 and Core 2 Extreme QX6850 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 7 1700 and Core 2 Extreme QX6850. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4no data
Maximum memory size64 GBno data
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth42.671 GB/sno data
ECC memory support+no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 1700 and Core 2 Extreme QX6850.

PCIe versionn/ano data
PCI Express lanes20no data

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 7 1700 11.96
+546%
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 1.85
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Ryzen 7 1700 14848
+548%
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 2292

Ryzen 7 1700 outperforms Core 2 Extreme QX6850 by 548% in Passmark.

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen 7 1700 4419
+42.8%
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3095

Ryzen 7 1700 outperforms Core 2 Extreme QX6850 by 43% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 7 1700 29330
+167%
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 10990

Ryzen 7 1700 outperforms Core 2 Extreme QX6850 by 167% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 7 1700 8335
+87.3%
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 4450

Ryzen 7 1700 outperforms Core 2 Extreme QX6850 by 87% in 3DMark06 CPU.

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen 7 1700 16
+363%
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3

Ryzen 7 1700 outperforms Core 2 Extreme QX6850 by 363% in Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 11.96 1.85
Boost clock speed 3700 3000
Base clock speed 3000 0
Chip lithography 14 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 130 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Ryzen 7 1700


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Competitors of Ryzen 7 1700 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 7 1700 from Intel is Core i3-12300, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i3-12300 Core i3 12300
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Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 7 1700:

Ryzen 7 1700 100

Competitors of Core 2 Extreme QX6850 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Extreme QX6850 from AMD is A10-6700T, which is faster by 1% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

AMD A10-6700T A10 6700T
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Extreme QX6850:

A10-6700T 100.54
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 100

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