AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-9700

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Intel Core i7-9700

General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
21.79
 
13.57
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 7
 
Intel Core i7
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
March 2017
 
April 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
$323
Price now
$213
 
$349

Technical specs

Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
8
Number of threads
16
 
8
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
4 × 8 GT / s
L1 cache
768 KB
 
512 KB
L2 cache
4096 KB
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
16384 KB
 
12 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
213 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4800 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 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
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
FMA3
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
SIPP
-
 
+
XFR
+
 
-
SenseMI
+
 
-

Security technologies

Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 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 1800X and Core i7-9700.
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
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700.
Integrated graphics
-
 
Max video memory
-
 
64 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
-
 
1.2 GHz
InTru 3D
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
-
 
3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
-
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
-
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
-
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
-
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
-
 
12
OpenGL
-
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700.
PCIe revision
n / a
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 7 1800X 32.41
i7-9700 33.06 +2%

Passmark

Ryzen 7 1800X 15541
i7-9700 15855 +2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
xfr
sensemi
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i7-9700

2% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($323 vs $499)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
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
QuickSyncVideo

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