AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 vs Intel Core i7-5960X

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700
Intel Core i7-5960X

General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
4.67
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 7
 
Core i7 (Desktop)
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Haswell-E
Release date
6 September 2018
 
1 September 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$999
Price now
n/d
 
$1005

Technical specs

Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
8
Number of threads
16
 
16
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
FSB
4 × 8 GT / s
 
n/d
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
20 MB
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
356 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
67 °C
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
2,600 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X 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
Socket AM4
 
FCLGA2011-3
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
140 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
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
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
n/d
 
-

Security technologies

Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X 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 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
43.71 GB / s
 
68 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
40

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 45.94
i7-5960X 47.50 +3.4%

Passmark

Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 15406
i7-5960X 15932 +3.4%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
102 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700

Much newer (6 September 2018 vs 1 September 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 140 watts)
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)
Unlocked
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i7-5960X

3.4% faster in synthetic tests
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
IdentityProtectionTechVersion

So, Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 or Core i7-5960X?

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