AMD EPYC 7601 vs Intel Core i9-7960X

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AMD EPYC 7601 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-7960X
AMD EPYC 7601 Intel Core i9-7960X

CPU comparison

AMD EPYC 7601 or Intel Core i9-7960X ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD EPYC 7601 has 32 cores with 64 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 8 (Octa Channel) memory channels. The AMD EPYC 7601 was released in Q3/2017.

The Intel Core i9-7960X has 16 cores with 32 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i9-7960X was released in Q4/2017.
AMD EPYC Family Intel Core i9
AMD EPYC 7001 CPU group Intel Core i 7000X
1 Generation 7
Naples (Zen) Architecture Skylake X
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD EPYC 7601 or Intel Core i9-7960X can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

32 Cores 16
64 Threads 32
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.20 GHz Frequency 2.80 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
2.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD EPYC 7601 or Intel Core i9-7960X has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
Max. Memory
8 (Octa Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
-- Bandwidth --
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
64.00 MB L3 Cache 22.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
128 PCIe lanes 44

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

180 W TDP (PL1) 165 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD EPYC 7601 or Intel Core i9-7960X as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

14 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
SP3 Socket LGA 2066
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2017 Release date Q4/2017
4000 $ Release price 1699 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
1103 (100%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
22189 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
307 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
7445 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
1121 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
13468 (100%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
8088 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
33500 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
26030 (78%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
111.4 (100%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

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AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.20 GHz
35 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
141 (77%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
184 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
4068 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
3161 (78%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
3763 (79%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
4763 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
70747 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
59374 (84%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
1.73 (81%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
2.14 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
41.21 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
34.67 (84%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

AMD EPYC 7601 Intel Core i9-7960X
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