AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i9-11900
Comparing Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 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.
Information on Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 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.
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.
General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.
Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 integrated GPUs.
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900.
Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
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.
Let's see how good Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900 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.
Ryzen 7 3700X satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
i9-11900 satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Cheaper ($409 vs $624)
Higher base clock speed (3600 vs 2500 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
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)
Advantages of Intel Core i9-11900
0.5% better performance in benchmarks
Much newer (16 March 2021 vs 7 July 2019)
Higher boost clock speed (5200 vs 4400 MHz)
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)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
So, which one is the better CPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Intel Core i9-11900. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i9-11900, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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