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Intel Core i7 7740X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 4.3 GHz Intel Core i7 7740X with 4-cores against the 3.8 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3600X with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


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

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3600X and 7740X
Advantages of Intel Core i7 7740X
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Has 24 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer - released 2 years and 2 months later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Has 2 physical cores more than the 7740X
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • Consumes up to 15% less energy than the Core i7 7740X – 95 vs 112 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 7740X and AMD Ryzen 5 3600X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released May 30, 2017 July 7, 2019
Launch price 339 USD 249 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Kaby Lake Zen 2
Model number i7-7740X -
Socket LGA-2066 AM4
Integrated GPU No No


Cores 4 6
Threads 8 12
Base Frequency 4.3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier 43x 38x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors - 4.8 billions
Fabrication Process 14 nm 7 nm
TDP 112 W 95 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 7740X official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 20
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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