AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i7-12700

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i7 12 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

78 %
117 %
49% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

92 %
139 %
51% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

73 %
109 %
49% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

71 %
108 %
52% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8,401
9,608
14% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,252
1,763
40% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9,605
15,097
57% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

8
12
49% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

16
20
25% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
9% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
11% 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

512 KiB
960 KiB
87% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
28% slightly more L3 cache
25 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

127th of 1,327
20th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
12th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
February 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR5-4800

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
Yes

Ryzen 7 3700X vs Core i7-12700 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-12700 is faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 3700X in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-12700 has significantly more cores with 12 cores compared to the Ryzen 7 3700X that has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 7 3700X. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 3700X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-12700. Despite this, the Core i7-12700 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.

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 3700X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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