AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i9-7980XE


Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i9-7980XE and the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X. The first has 18 cores, 36 threads, a base frequency of 2.6 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.2 GHz, a cache of 24.75 MB, a TDP of 165 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.

Specifications:

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Intel Core i9-7980XE
Family Ryzen Skylake-X
Release date Q1 2017 Q3 2017
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm+
Cores 8 18
Threads 16 36
Base frequency 3.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cache 16 MB 24.75 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 128 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR4-2666
Max PCIe lanes 20 44
TDP 95 W 165 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,059 5,192
Geekbench 4 multi-core 22,364 44,157
Price $210 $2,001
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We notice that the processor Intel Core i9-7980XE has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i9-7980XE 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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Performances:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i9-7980XE  5,192
 44,157
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X  4,059
 22,364

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 28%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 97%.

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