AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-9700K

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 9th Generation Core i7 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

71 %
72 %
1% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

83 %
99 %
19% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
6% slightly better multitasking score
62 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

65 %
8% slightly better heavy workload score
60 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

22% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

3% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
12% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
95 W
10% slightly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

768 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache
512 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

4 MiB
100% 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


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

160th of 1,337
153rd of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
9th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
November 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 7 2700X vs Core i7-9700K specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-9700K performs better than the Ryzen 7 2700X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 2700X in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Ryzen 7 2700X has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 7 2700X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-9700K. Despite this, the Core i7-9700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-9700K outputs less heat than Ryzen 7 2700X thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 7 2700X has more L2 cache than the Core i7-9700K. The Ryzen 7 2700X also has slightly more L3 cache.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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