AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X was released in Q2/2018.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was released in Q3/2019.
AMD Ryzen 7 (67) Family AMD Ryzen 7 (67)
AMD Ryzen 2000 (9) CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000 (15)
2 Generation 3
Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) Architecture Matisse (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Successor AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is 3.70 GHz (4.30 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is at 3.60 GHz (4.40 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8 Cores 8
16 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.40 GHz
3.85 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 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.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- 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 iGPU GPU no iGPU
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 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 46.9 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
DDR4-2933 Memory DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
46.9 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache 4.00 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
19.7 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is 105 W, while the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
105 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is manufactured in 12 nm and has 16.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 36.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
12 nm Technology 7 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2018 Release date Q3/2019
320 $ Release price 330 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (85%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 10 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (84%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (98%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
66 (87%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
76 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
589 (80%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
736 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1071 (83%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1294 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
9971 (81%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12355 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1062 (85%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1252 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
7100 (81%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8732 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1294 (79%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1637 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
6789 (78%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8693 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
411 (82%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
501 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
3951 (82%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4834 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
156 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
173 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
17588 (78%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
22674 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
211.2 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
160.8 (76%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
457 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
509 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
4799 (88%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
5447 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
177 (87%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
204 (100%)

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 Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
1817 (86%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
2114 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Captiva Workstation PC Ryzen 7 2700X
Acer Nitro N50-100 Ryzen 7 2700X
HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Workstation Edition MT Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X (6TL46EA#ABD)
One Gaming PC Ryzen 7 3700X
HP Pavilion TP01-0007ng silber (8BS43EA#ABD)
HP Omen PC Obelisk 875-0255ng (8FH42EA#ABD)

News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X


Comparison of the two processors

As the direct successor to the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is around 20 percent faster in both single-core and multi-core loads. AMD was able to significantly increase the IPC of the Zen 2 cores of the AMD Ryzen 3 3700X, while the clock frequencies have only changed slightly.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X now clocks one CPU core with up to 4.4 GHz (2700X: 4.3 GHz), several CPU cores are clocked at up to 4 GHz (2700X: 3.85 GHz). Both processors do not have an internal graphics unit (iGPU). The installation of a dedicated graphics card is therefore mandatory.

Both processors are intended for private use in the desktop area and have 8 CPU cores (16 threads). Both are suitable for overclocking and can be relatively easily accelerated by a further 5-10 percent (provided there is sufficient cooling). The level 3 cache of the processor has doubled from 16 to 32 MB. From benchmarks of various Renoir APUs (these are also based on Zen 2 CPU cores), however, we know that the size of the level 3 cache does not have a major impact on most applications or games.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is already manufactured in a modern 7 nm process and is therefore relatively economical. The older AMD Ryzen 7 2700X still has a Zen + CPU core design, which is manufactured in 12 nm. For this reason, AMD was able to reduce the TDP of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X from 105 watts to just 65 watts. Although the TDP does not represent the real energy requirement of the processor, the TDP gives a rough outlook on the efficiency of a processor.

If the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X still supports DDR4-2933 RAM, the 3700X now supports DDR4-3200. Memory support and stability have also improved significantly on the 3700X. Both CPUs have two memory channels, which double the bandwidth of the memory in dual-channel mode.

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