AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-9700KF

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Intel Core i7-9700KF

General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
39.23
 
17.87
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 7
 
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Zen
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
2 March 2017
 
8 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$399
 
$374
Price now
$204
 
$420

Technical specs

Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
8
Number of threads
16
 
8
Base frequency
3.4 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
4.9 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
768 KB
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
4096 KB
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
16384 KB
 
12 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF 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
 
FCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
FMA3
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
-
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
SIPP
-
 
+
XFR
+
 
-
SenseMI
+
 
-

Security technologies

Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
+
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
39.74 GB/s
 
41.6 GB/s

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF.
PCIe revision
n/a
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 7 1700X 19.08 +6.7%
i7-9700KF 17.89

Passmark

Ryzen 7 1700X 15511 +6.7%
i7-9700KF 14542

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.61 kh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 7 1700X and Core i7-9700KF are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

6.7% faster in synthetic tests
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
xfr
sensemi

Advantages of Intel Core i7-9700KF

Much newer (8 January 2019 vs 2 March 2017)
Cheaper ($374 vs $399)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
SIPP
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion

So, Ryzen 7 1700X or Core i7-9700KF?

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