Intel Core i7-9700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-9700K CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Intel Core i7-9700K AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-9700K has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.90 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i7-9700K was released in Q4/2018.

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 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was released in Q3/2019.
Intel Core i7 Family AMD Ryzen 7
Intel Core i 9000 CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000
9 Generation 3
Coffee Lake S Refresh Architecture Matisse (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i7-10700K Successor AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 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.

8 Cores 8
8 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.40 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-9700K 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. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9.5 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
24 Execution units
192 Shader
64 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 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.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode 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 DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
12.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 4.0
16 PCIe lanes 20

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.

95 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 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 7 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 1151-2 Socket AM4 (LGA 1331)
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2018 Release date Q3/2019
520 $ Release price 330 $
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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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
1336 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1294 (97%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
10326 (84%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12355 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
481 (96%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
501 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
3656 (76%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4834 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
1302 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1252 (96%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
7421 (85%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8732 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
549 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
509 (93%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4167 (77%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
5447 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
134 (77%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
173 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark 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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
14555 (64%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
22845 (100%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
217.1 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
160.8 (74%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
6972 (74%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9450 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark 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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Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4.25 (46%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9.25 (100%)
Show all Monero Hashrate kH/s results



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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
214 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
204 (95%)
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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
1520 (72%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
2114 (100%)
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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
5472 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
28670 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
2.51 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
16.8 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
55.1 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-9700K AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Memory PC Intel i7-9700K
Memory PC Aufrüst-Kit Bundle i7-9700K
Megaport High End Gaming-PC Intel Core i7-9700K
One Gaming PC Ryzen 7 3700X
HP Pavilion TP01-0007ng silber (8BS43EA#ABD)
HP Omen PC Obelisk 875-0255ng (8FH42EA#ABD)

The Intel Core i7-9700K is an 8-core processor that can process up to 16 threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. It is based on the Coffee-Lake Refresh architecture, which has only slightly increased clock frequencies compared to Coffee-Lake. The processor clocks its 8 cores with up to 4.9 GHz with single-core load or 4.6 GHz when all cores are loaded.

The maximum clock frequencies of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X are slightly lower at 4.4 GHz (single core) and 4.0 GHz (multi-core). On the other hand, the processor scores with a higher computing power per clock. The CPU cores are based on AMD's Zen-2 design and are superior to the Coffee Lake cores of the Intel Core i7-9700K in terms of computing power and energy consumption. While the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X can set itself apart from the Intel processor by approx. 5 percent in single-core load scenarios, it is up to 25 percent in applications that can distribute the computing power over several cores.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X benefits from the modern 7 nm manufacturing technology from TSMC, which enables high clock frequencies to be achieved with reduced energy consumption at the same time. Intel, on the other hand, still manufactures the Intel Core i7-9700K using the 14 nm process. Coffee Lake is also based on the architecture introduced with Sandy Lake, which Intel has been refining over and over again for 6 years. The Zen architecture of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, on the other hand, is apparently still good for larger leaps in performance.

Both processors support 128 GB of RAM in two memory channels. The Intel Core i7-9700K supports up to DDR4-2666, while the newer AMD processor also officially supports DDR4-3200 memory. Higher clock frequencies of the main memory are possible by overclocking.

Another plus point of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is that it already supports PCIe 4.0 with up to 20 lines. In addition to dedicated graphics cards, fast PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs, which can achieve transfer rates of up to 7.5 GB per second, also benefit from this.

Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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