Intel Core i9-7980XE vs AMD EPYC 7601

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Intel Core i9-7980XE CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD EPYC 7601
Intel Core i9-7980XE AMD EPYC 7601

CPU comparison

Intel Core i9-7980XE or AMD EPYC 7601 ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i9-7980XE has 18 cores with 36 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i9-7980XE was released in Q4/2017.

The AMD EPYC 7601 has 32 cores with 64 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 8 (Octa Channel) memory channels. The AMD EPYC 7601 was released in Q3/2017.
Intel Core i9 Family AMD EPYC
Intel Core i 7000X CPU group AMD EPYC 7001
7 Generation 1
Skylake X Architecture Naples (Zen)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
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-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i9-7980XE or AMD EPYC 7601 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.

18 Cores 32
36 Threads 64
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz Frequency 2.20 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.20 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.70 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i9-7980XE or AMD EPYC 7601 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
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 8 (Octa Channel)
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
25.00 MB L3 Cache 64.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
44 PCIe lanes 128

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.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i9-7980XE or AMD EPYC 7601 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
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 2066 Socket SP3
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2017 Release date Q3/2017
1999 $ Release price 4000 $
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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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
1281 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
28196 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
446 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
307 (69%)
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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
7671 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
7445 (97%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
1176 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
16495 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
10563 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
27650 (83%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
33500 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
77 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
15470 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.20 GHz
35 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
184 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
141 (77%)
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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
3455 (85%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
4068 (100%)
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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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
4763 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
3763 (79%)
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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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
64908 (92%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
70747 (100%)
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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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
2.14 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 3.20 GHz
1.73 (81%)
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 i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
37.91 (92%)
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
41.21 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

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