Intel Core i7 7800X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 7800X against the 3.6 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3600. 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 3600 and 7800X
Advantages of Intel Core i7 7800X
  • Supports quad-channel memory
  • Around 31.79 GB/s (67%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Has 24 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Consumes up to 54% less energy than the Core i7 7800X – 65 vs 140 Watt
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • Newer - released 2-years and 2-months later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 17% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1256 vs 1075 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1305
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
9538
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2582
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
17847
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1264
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
7274
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 7800X and AMD Ryzen 5 3600

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released May 30, 2017 July 7, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Skylake Matisse
Model number i7-7800X -
Socket LGA-2066 AM4
Integrated GPU No No

Performance

Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 35x 36x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1MB (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Power

Transistors - 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 7 nm
TDP 140 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 4 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 79.47 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i7 7800X official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2, AVX-512 -

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i7 7800X?
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