AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs Intel Core i7-10700K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-10700K
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Intel Core i7-10700K

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or Intel Core i7-10700K - 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 3800X has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X was released in Q3/2019.

The Intel Core i7-10700K has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-10700K was released in Q2/2020.
AMD Ryzen 7 (68) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
AMD Ryzen 3000 (15) CPU group Intel Core i 10000 (43)
3 Generation 10
Matisse (Zen 2) Architecture Comet Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Successor Intel Core i7-11700K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is 3.90 GHz (4.50 GHz) while the Intel Core i7-10700K has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-10700K is at 3.80 GHz (5.10 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
8 Cores 8
16 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.90 GHz Frequency 3.80 GHz
4.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.10 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.90 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 3800X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or Intel Core i7-10700K 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 UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
-- GPU Generation 9.5
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
-- Compute units 24
-- Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
-- DirectX Version 12

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 UHD Graphics 630
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The Intel Core i7-10700K supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 46.9 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2933
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 46.9 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
32.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is 105 W, while the Intel Core i7-10700K has a TDP of 125 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
105 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 125 W
-- TDP (PL2) 229 W @ 56 s
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 95 W
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is manufactured in 7 nm and has 32.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i7-10700K is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 16.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
7 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
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket LGA 1200
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2019 Release date Q2/2020
385 $ Release price 374 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (97%)
Intel Core i7-10700K (99%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 9 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (97%)
Intel Core i7-10700K (96%)

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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
76 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
74 (97%)

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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
712 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
618 (87%)

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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1325 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1309 (99%)

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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
12874 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
12678 (98%)

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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1271 (94%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1347 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9065 (98%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
9268 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1742 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1636 (94%)

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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
7965 (92%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
8629 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
509 (97%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
524 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
4960 (94%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
5292 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
182 (95%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
192 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
23322 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
19094 (82%)

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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
517 (93%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
555 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
5544 (99%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5614 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
209 (92%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
228 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
2165 (92%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
2344 (100%)

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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (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 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
167.6 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Intel Core i7-10700K
dercomputerladen PC mit Ryzen 7 3800X
Memory PC mit Ryzen 7 3800X
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