Intel Core i7-10700 vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i7-10700 and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 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, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-10700

  • CPU is newer: launch date 6 month(s) later
  • Around 7% higher clock speed: 4.80 GHz vs 4.5 GHz
  • Around 47% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 68 °C
  • 4.3x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 280 Watt
  • Around 8% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2928 vs 2700
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 27 May 2020 vs 25 Nov 2019
Maximum frequency 4.80 GHz vs 4.5 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 68 °C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 280 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2928 vs 2700

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 24 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 8
  • 48 more threads: 64 vs 16
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 4x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 8x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more maximum memory size: 512 GB vs 128 GB
  • 3.7x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 63939 vs 17184
  • Around 10% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 11190 vs 10175
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 32 vs 8
Number of threads 64 vs 16
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 2 MB vs 512 KB
L2 cache 16 MB vs 2 MB
L3 cache 128 MB vs 16 MB
Maximum memory size 512 GB vs 128 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 63939 vs 17184
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 11190 vs 10175

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i7-10700
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2928
2700
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
17184
63939
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
10175
11190
Name Intel Core i7-10700 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
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 2928 2700
PassMark - CPU mark 17184 63939
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 10175 11190
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1264
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 22457

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i7-10700 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Zen 2
Launch date 27 May 2020 25 Nov 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $323 $1999
Place in performance rating 28 45
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 3.7 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 512 KB 2 MB
L2 cache 2 MB 16 MB
L3 cache 16 MB 128 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C 68 °C
Maximum frequency 4.80 GHz 4.5 GHz
Number of cores 8 32
Number of threads 16 64
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 2 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 45.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 512 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-3200
ECC memory support

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 sTRX4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 280 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16 64
PCI Express revision 3.0 4.0
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™)