Intel Core i7-9700KF vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i7-9700KF and AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-9700KF

  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.90 GHz vs 4.8 GHz
  • Around 11% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 6164 vs 5554
  • Around 7% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 29776 vs 27771
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz vs 4.8 GHz
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 6164 vs 5554
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 29776 vs 27771

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

  • 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 4% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2915 vs 2812
  • Around 19% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 20495 vs 17198
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of threads 16 vs 8
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2915 vs 2812
PassMark - CPU mark 20495 vs 17198

Compare benchmarks

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

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2812
2915
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
17198
20495
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
6164
5554
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
29776
27771
Name Intel Core i7-9700KF AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2812 2915
PassMark - CPU mark 17198 20495
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 6164 5554
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 29776 27771
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i7-9700KF AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Essentials

Architecture codename Coffee Lake Zen 2
Launch date Q1'19 March 2019
Place in performance rating 67 74
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 4 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz 4.8 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 95 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
Extended Frequency Range (XFR)
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™)