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

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i7-9700KF

General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 2700X 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)
16.36
 
15.51
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 7
 
Intel Core i7
Achitecture codename
Zen+
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
13 April 2018
 
7 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$329
 
$374
Price now
$310
 
$330

Technical specs

Ryzen 7 2700X 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 2700X 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
Maximum frequency
4.3 GHz
 
4.9 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT / s
 
4 × 8 GT / s
L1 cache
768 KB
 
512 KB
L2 cache
4 MB
 
2 MB
L3 cache
16 MB
 
12 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
12 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 2700X 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 (1331)
 
FCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)
105 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 2700X and Core i7-9700KF. 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
+
 
+
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
-
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 7 2700X and Core i7-9700KF 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 2700X and Core i7-9700KF 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 2700X and Core i7-9700KF.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
43.71 GB / s
 
41.6 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 2700X and Core i7-9700KF.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 7 2700X and Core i7-9700KF. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 7 2700X 35.84
i7-9700KF 36.18 +0.9%

Passmark

Ryzen 7 2700X 16976
i7-9700KF 17135 +0.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 7 2700X 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 2700X

Cheaper ($329 vs $374)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i7-9700KF

0.9% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (7 January 2019 vs 13 April 2018)
Less power hungry (95 vs 105 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

So, Ryzen 7 2700X or Core i7-9700KF?

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