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
n/d
 
Core i7 (Desktop)
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Haswell-E
Release date
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
n/d
 
16
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
256 KB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
2 MB
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
4800 million
 
2600 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
 
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
 
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
68 GB / s

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 and Core i7-5960X.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
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 56.10 +2.4%
Core i7-5960X 54.76

Passmark

Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 16341 +2.5%
Core i7-5960X 15950

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

2.4% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 140 watts)
SSE4A
SSE4.1
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
AMD-V (Virtualization hardware acceleration used in AMD CPUs. Speeds up work with virtual machines)
Unlocked

Advantages of Intel Core i7-5960X

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 (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Identity Protection

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

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