AMD Ryzen 5 1400 vs Intel Core i7-6700

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 4 core CPU vs Intel 6th Generation Core i7 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

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$ 417
$ 280
$ 136.66 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

32 %
39 %
21% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

48 %
61 %
27% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

27 %
32 %
18% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

26 %
31 %
19% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,144
3,745
19% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

790
973
23% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

3,397
4,342
27% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
Identical
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
6% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
17% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache
256 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
Identical
8 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

560th of 1,327
460th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
6th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017
August 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4-1866

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 5 1400 vs Core i7-6700 comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-6700 performs better than the Ryzen 5 1400. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 1400 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-6700 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 1400. Also, the Core i7-6700 has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 1400 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i7-6700. However, both these chips have the same amount of L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 1400 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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