AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Pentium 957

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Pentium 957
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Pentium 957

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel Pentium 957 - 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 3700X has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was released in Q3/2019.

The Intel Pentium 957 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium 957 was released in Q2/2011.
AMD Ryzen 7 (63) Family Intel Pentium (150)
AMD Ryzen 3000 (15) CPU group Intel Pentium 900 (10)
3 Generation 3
Matisse (Zen 2) Architecture Sandy Bridge U
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is 3.60 GHz (4.40 GHz) while the Intel Pentium 957 has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Pentium 957 is at 1.20 GHz.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Characteristic Intel Pentium 957
8 Cores 2
16 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.60 GHz Frequency 1.20 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

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 3700X Characteristic Intel Pentium 957
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel Pentium 957 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 Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1)
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.80 GHz
-- GPU Generation 6
Technology 32 nm
Max. displays 2
-- Compute units 6
-- Shader 48
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
-- DirectX Version 10.1

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 Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The Intel Pentium 957 supports up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 21.3 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Characteristic Intel Pentium 957
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
128 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
Yes ECC No
4.00 MB L2 Cache --
32.00 MB L3 Cache 2.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 2.0
20 PCIe lanes 16
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is 65 W, while the Intel Pentium 957 has a TDP of 17 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Characteristic Intel Pentium 957
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 17 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is manufactured in 7 nm and has 36.00 MB cache. The Intel Pentium 957 is manufactured in 32 nm and has a 2.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Characteristic Intel Pentium 957
7 nm Technology 32 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
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket BGA 1023
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2019 Release date Q2/2011
330 $ Release price --
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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 Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1252 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
222 (18%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8732 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
437 (5%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
22674 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
620 (3%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
76 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
736 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1294 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12355 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1637 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8693 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
501 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4834 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 0.80 GHz
77 (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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
173 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
160.8 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
509 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
5447 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
204 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
2114 (100%)
Intel Pentium 957 Intel Pentium 957
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Pentium 957
One Gaming PC Ryzen 7 3700X
HP Pavilion TP01-0007ng silber (8BS43EA#ABD)
HP Omen PC Obelisk 875-0255ng (8FH42EA#ABD)
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