Intel Core i7-9700KF vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i7-9700KF and AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-9700KF

  • Around 11% higher clock speed: 4.90 GHz vs 4.4 GHz
  • Around 14% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2935 vs 2578
  • Around 9% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1304 vs 1196
  • Around 9% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 7379 vs 6759
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz vs 4.4 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2935 vs 2578
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1304 vs 1196
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 7379 vs 6759

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 5 3600

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 8 more threads: 16 vs 8
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 46% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 95 Watt
  • Around 22% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 17805 vs 14628
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of threads 16 vs 8
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 95 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 17805 vs 14628

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i7-9700KF
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 5 3600

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2935
2578
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
14628
17805
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1304
1196
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
7379
6759
Name Intel Core i7-9700KF AMD Ryzen 5 3600
PassMark - Single thread mark 2935 2578
PassMark - CPU mark 14628 17805
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1304 1196
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 7379 6759
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 9.416
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 195.33
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.2
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 6.168
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 17.505

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i7-9700KF AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Essentials

Architecture codename Coffee Lake Zen 2
Launch date Q1'19 March 2019
Place in performance rating 562 430
Processor Number i7-9700KF
Series 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.60 GHz 3.6 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz 4.4 GHz
Number of cores 8 8
Number of threads 8 16
L1 cache 96K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core)
L3 cache 16 MB (shared)
Transistor count 4800 million
Unlocked

Memory

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

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1151 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 65 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D (130W)

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® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
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® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
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™)