AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs Intel Core i7-6800K

AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Intel Core i7-6800K

General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
25.51
 
9.51
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 7
 
n/d
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Broadwell-E
Release date
2 March 2017
 
May 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$329
 
$345
Price now
$159
 
$420

Technical specs

Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
6
Number of threads
16
 
12
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
L1 cache
768 KB
 
32 KB (per core)
L2 cache
4096 KB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
16384 KB
 
15 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
FCLGA2011-3
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
140 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
FMA3
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
n/d
 
+
SenseMI
+
 
-

Security technologies

Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 
DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
39.74 GB / s
 
n/d
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K.
PCIe revision
n / a
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
28

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 7 1700 41.06 +1.5%
i7-6800K 40.44

Passmark

Ryzen 7 1700 13771 +1.5%
i7-6800K 13563

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
79 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 7 1700 and Core i7-6800K are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 1700

1.5% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($329 vs $345)
Less power hungry (65 vs 140 watts)
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
sensemi
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i7-6800K

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

So, Ryzen 7 1700 or Core i7-6800K?

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