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, 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 2% higher clock speed: 4.90 GHz vs 4.8 GHz
  • Around 10% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2935 vs 2675
  • Around 5% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1304 vs 1240
  • Around 7% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 7379 vs 6918
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz vs 4.8 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2935 vs 2675
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1304 vs 1240
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 7379 vs 6918

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 25% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 18324 vs 14628
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of threads 16 vs 8
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 18324 vs 14628

Compare benchmarks

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

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2935
2675
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
14628
18324
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1304
1240
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
7379
6918
Name Intel Core i7-9700KF AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2935 2675
PassMark - CPU mark 14628 18324
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1304 1240
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 7379 6918
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 3600X

Essentials

Architecture codename Coffee Lake Zen 2
Launch date Q1'19 March 2019
Place in performance rating 562 405
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™)