AMD Ryzen 7 2700E vs Intel Core i7-9700KF

General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.50
 
3.60
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Series
AMD Ryzen 7
 
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Zen
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
19 September 2018 (3 years ago)
 
8 January 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$374
Price now
$281
 
$273

Technical specs

Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF 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
8 (Octa-Core)
 
8 (Octa-Core)
Threads
16
 
8
Base clock speed
2.8 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed
4 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
12 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Number of transistors
4,800 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF 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 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
AM4
 
1151
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
+
SIPP
-
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

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

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF.

PCIe version
3.0
 
no data
PCI Express lanes
20
 
no 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 2700E 16.70 +0.2%
i7-9700KF 16.67

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 7 2700E 14657 +0.2%
i7-9700KF 14629

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF 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 7 2700E from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 7 2700E from Intel is Core i7-8086K, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 7 2700E:

Competitors of Core i7-9700KF from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-9700KF from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700E, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-9700KF:

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 2700E

0.2% higher performance in benchmarks

Higher boost clock speed (4000 vs 3600 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

Lower power consumption (65W vs 95W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Unlocked

ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i7-9700KF

Somewhat newer (8 January 2019 vs 19 September 2018)

Cheaper ($273 vs $281)

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)

SIPP

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 7 2700E and Intel Core i7-9700KF. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Ryzen 7 2700E and Core i7-9700KF, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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