Intel Core i7-10700 vs AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i7-10700 and AMD Ryzen 9 3800X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-10700

  • CPU is newer: launch date 5 month(s) later
  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.80 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
  • 524288x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 92% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
  • Around 8% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2951 vs 2744
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 27 May 2020 vs December 2019
Maximum frequency 4.80 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
L3 cache 16 MB vs 32MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2951 vs 2744

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 8
  • 16 more threads: 32 vs 16
  • 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 32% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23307 vs 17666
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 16 vs 8
Number of threads 32 vs 16
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 512 KB
L2 cache 512K (per core) vs 2 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 23307 vs 17666

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i7-10700
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2951
2744
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
17666
23307
Name Intel Core i7-10700 AMD Ryzen 9 3800X
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 2034
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 2034
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 6970
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 6970
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 11748
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 11748
PassMark - Single thread mark 2951 2744
PassMark - CPU mark 17666 23307

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i7-10700 AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Zen 2
Launch date 27 May 2020 December 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $323
Place in performance rating 9 46
Processor Number i7-10700
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.90 GHz 3.9 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 512 KB 96K (per core)
L2 cache 2 MB 512K (per core)
L3 cache 16 MB 32MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.80 GHz 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 8 16
Number of threads 16 32
Front-side bus (FSB) 7 nm
Transistor count 19,200 million
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 45.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4

Graphics

Device ID 0x9BC5
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.20 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2160@30Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported LGA 1200 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 125 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)