AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i5-9600

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Intel Core i5-9600 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Security & Reliability. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 2 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 6
  • Around 9% higher clock speed: 5 GHz vs 4.60 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 3x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 7% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2907 vs 2724
  • Around 71% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23860 vs 13931
Specifications (specs)
Launch date December 2019 vs October 2018
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 12 vs 6
Maximum frequency 5 GHz vs 4.60 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 64K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) vs 256K (per core)
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 vs 2724
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 vs 13931

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i5-9600

  • 294912x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 62% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 105 Watt
L3 cache 9 MB (shared) vs 32MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 105 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU 2: Intel Core i5-9600

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2907
2724
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23860
13931
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i5-9600
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 2724
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 13931
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34280
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i5-9600

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Coffee Lake
Launch date December 2019 October 2018
Place in performance rating 56 65
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $224

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4.2 GHz 3.10 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 cache 32MB 9 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 5 GHz 4.60 GHz
Number of cores 12 6
Number of threads 24
Transistor count 19,200 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C

Memory

Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4-2666
ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported AM4 FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt 65 Watt

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Security & Reliability

Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)