AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i9-7940X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Intel Core i9-7940X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Peripherals, 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 2 year(s) 3 month(s) later
  • Around 16% higher clock speed: 5 GHz vs 4.30 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 29% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 57% lower typical power consumption: 105 Watt vs 165 Watt
  • Around 21% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2907 vs 2398
  • Around 7% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 5600 vs 5217
Specifications (specs)
Launch date December 2019 vs September 2017
Maximum frequency 5 GHz vs 4.30 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt vs 165 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 vs 2398
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600 vs 5217

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-7940X

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 14 vs 12
  • 4 more threads: 28 vs 24
  • 2.3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 630784x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 7% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 25426 vs 23860
  • Around 19% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 40776 vs 34280
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 14 vs 12
Number of threads 28 vs 24
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core) vs 512K (per core)
L3 cache 19712 KB (shared) vs 32MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 25426 vs 23860
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 40776 vs 34280

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-7940X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2907
2398
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23860
25426
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
5600
5217
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
34280
40776
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i9-7940X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 2398
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 25426
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600 5217
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34280 40776
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i9-7940X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Launch date December 2019 September 2017
Place in performance rating 56 63
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $1,399
Price now $1,129.99
Processor Number i9-7940X
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 6.63

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4.2 GHz 3.10 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) 1024 KB (per core)
L3 cache 32MB 19712 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 5 GHz 4.30 GHz
Number of cores 12 14
Number of threads 24 28
Transistor count 19,200 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum core temperature 102°C
Number of QPI Links 0

Memory

Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4-2666
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory size 128 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported AM4 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt 165 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2

Virtualization

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

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 44
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)