AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-8700K

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 8th Generation Core i7 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 275
$ 54.65 slightly less expensive
$ 330

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

63 %
Identical
63 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

75 %
85 %
13% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

59 %
5% slightly better multitasking score
56 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

58 %
7% slightly better heavy workload score
54 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

6,137
6,477
5% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

928
1,240
33% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7,411
7,617
2% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

8
33% slightly more cores
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

16
33% slightly more threads
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
15% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
14% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
46% significantly lower TDP
95 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

768 KiB
100% significantly more L1 cache
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

4 MiB
166% significantly more L2 cache
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache
12 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

223rd of 1,337
220th of 1,337

Family

The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
8th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
November 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4-2666

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 7 2700 vs Core i7-8700K specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-8700K beats the Ryzen 7 2700 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 2700 in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 7 2700 has slightly more cores than the Core i7-8700K. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700 has 8 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Core i7-8700K. It also has more threads than the Core i7-8700K. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-8700K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 7 2700. Also, the Core i7-8700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 2700 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-8700K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 7 2700 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i7-8700K. The Ryzen 7 2700 also has slightly more 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 7 2700 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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