Intel Core i5 7600K vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.8 GHz Intel Core i5 7600K with 4-cores against the 3.6 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 3700X with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3700X and 7600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 7600K
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics 630
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Has 26 MB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Newer - released 2-years and 6-months later
  • Consumes up to 29% less energy than the Core i5 7600K – 65 vs 91 Watt
  • Around 11.92 GB/s (33%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 22% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1294 vs 1059 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1350
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
12288
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
22847
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1302
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
8964
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 7600K and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 3, 2017 July 7, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Kaby Lake Zen 2
Model number i5-7600K -
Socket LGA-1151 AM4
Integrated GPU HD Graphics 630 No

Performance

Cores 4 8
Threads 4 16
Base Frequency 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 38x 36x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 256K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Power

Transistors - 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 7 nm
TDP 91 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 630 -
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1150 MHz -
Shading Units 192 -
TMUs 24 -
ROPs 3 -
Execution Units 24 -
TGP 15 W -
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
0.44 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1600 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 35.76 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 7600K official page AMD Ryzen 7 3700X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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