AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-7800X

Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i7-7800X and the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X. The first has 6 cores, 12 threads, a base frequency of 3.5 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz, a cache of 8.25 MB, a TDP of 140 W. The second has more than 8 cores, a total of 16 threads, its initial frequency is 3.4 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 3.8 GHz, its cache is 16 MB and its TDP is 95 W.


Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Intel Core i7-7800X
Family Ryzen Skylake-X
Release date Q1 2017 Q2 2017
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm+
Cores 8 6
Threads 16 12
Base frequency 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.8 GHz 4.0 GHz
Cache 16 MB 8.25 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 128 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR4-2400
Max PCIe lanes 20 28
TDP 95 W 140 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,059 5,262
Geekbench 4 multi-core 22,364 25,309
Price $210 $362
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We notice that the processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700X has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i7-7800X is higher, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X is lower. Both have been produced the same year.

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Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i7-7800X  5,262
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X  4,059

This graph allows us to better evaluate the power comparison between the two chips. For each value, it is an average of the last 250 results on the benchmark platform. We observe that the difference in single core is 30%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 13%.


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