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Amd Vs Intel Processors Comparison Chart

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Intel Core

The Intel series of processors include the Core i3, i5, i7, and also the recently introduced i9. Usually, the power hierarchy is as follows, the i3 is the weakest of the bunch while the i5 and i7 are significantly stronger. The strongest of the bunch is the i9 series introduced in 2017. The i9 series has an incredible number of threads and cores.

The i9-7980X boasts 18 cores clocked at 2.6GHz with 32 threads. However, buying such an expensive processor for gaming alone does not make sense. For gaming, it is best to opt for an i5 or i7. Another thing to note is that the i7 does not come with 7 cores and likewise with the i5 and i3.

AMD Ryzen

The first generation of Ryzen processors were released in 2017 and they were enormously popular. There are three categories-Ryzen 3, 5 and 7. The 7 series had the most powerful cpus and the 3 series had entry level processors. In 2018, the next generation of Ryzen processors followed, and this time AMD introduced the Threadripper series that consisted of super powerful processors.

The Thread Ripper series had processors with 32 cores and 64 threads. It was AMD’s answer to the i9. The higher core count means that video rendering and editing would be better on the Ryzen processors. Recently, the Ryzen 9 series hit the market and the Ryzen 9 3590X has emerged as one of the best processors that money can buy.

Intel Core i3 (10th Gen) vs Ryzen 3

Desktop

CPU Cores/ Threads Clock Rate Max Clock Rate Max GPU Clock Speed Power L1 Cache L2 Cache L3 cache Max Memory Support
Core i3 10100T 4/8 3.0Ghz 3.8Ghz 1.1Ghz 35W  

6Mb Smart Cache

 

Up to 128Gb DDR4 2666

Core i3 10100 4/8 3.6Ghz 4.3Ghz 1.1Ghz 65W
Core i3 10300 4/8 3.7Ghz 4.4Ghz 1.15Ghz 35W  

8Mb Smart Cache

Core i3 10300T 4/8 3.0Ghz 3.9Ghz 1.1Ghz 35W
Core i3 10320 4/8 3.8Ghz 4.6Ghz 1.15Ghz 65W
Ryzen 3 3100 4/8 3.6Ghz 3.9Ghz N/A 65W 32kb + 32kb (x4) 512kb (x4) 16Mb Up to 64Gb DDR4 3200
Ryzen 3 3300X 4/8 3.8Ghz 4.3Ghz N/A 65W 32kb + 32kb (x4) 512kb (x4) 16Mb Up to 64Gb DDR4 3200
Ryzen 3 3200G 4/4 3.6Ghz 4.0Ghz 1.25Ghz 65W 64kb + 32kb (x4) 512 (x4) 4Mb Up to 64GB DDR-2933
Ryzen 3 Pro 3200GE 4/4 3.3Ghz 3.8Ghz 1.2Ghz 35W 64kb + 32kb (x4) 512 (x4) 4Mb Up to 64GB DDR-2933
Ryzen 3 Pro 3200G 4/4 3.3Ghz 3.8Ghz 1.2Ghz 35W 64kb + 32kb (x4) 512 (x4) 4Mb Up to 64GB DDR-2933

Mobile

CPU Cores/ Threads Clock Rate Max Clock Rate Max GPU Clock Speed Power L1 cache L2 Cache L3 Cache
Core i3 10110U 2/4 2.1Ghz 4.1Ghz 0.95Ghz 15W 4Mb Smart Cache
Ryzen 3 3300U 4/4 2.1Ghz 3.5Ghz 1.2Ghz 15W 64kb + 32kb (x4) 512KB (x4) 4Mb
Ryzen 3 Pro 3300U 4/4 2.1Ghz 3.5Ghz 1.2Ghz 15W 64kb + 32kb (x4) 512KB (x4) 4Mb
Ryzen 3 3200U 2/4 2.3Ghz 3.2Ghz 1.2Ghz 12-25W 64kb + 32kb (x2) 512KB (x2) 4Mb
Ryzen 3 3250U 2/4 2.3Ghz 3.2Ghz 1.2Ghz 12-25W 64kb + 32kb (x2) 512KB (x2) 4Mb

Intel Core i5 (10th Gen) vs Ryzen 5

Desktop

CPU Cores/ Threads Clock Rate Max Clock Rate Max GPU clock Speed Power L1 Cache L2 Cache L3 Cache Max Memory Support
Core i5 10600K 6/12 4.1Ghz 4.8Ghz 1.2Ghz 125W  

12MB Smart cache

 

Up to 128Gb DDR4 2666

Core i5 10600KF 6/12 4.1Ghz 4.8Ghz N/A 125W
Core IS 10600 6/12 3.3Ghz 4.0Ghz 1.2Ghz 65W
Core IS 10500T 6/12 2.4Ghz 4.0Ghz 1.2Ghz 35W
Core i5 10500 6/12 3.1Ghz 4.5Ghz 1.15Ghz 65W
Core 15 10500T 6/12 2.3Ghz 3.8Ghz 1.15Ghz 35W
Core 15 10400 6/12 2.9GhZ 4.3Ghz 1.1GhZ 65W
Core i5 10400F 6/12 2.9Ghz 4.3Ghz N/A 65W
Core i5 10400T 6/12 2.0Ghz 3.6Ghz 1.1Ghz 35W
Ryzen 5 3500 6/6 3.6GhZ 4.1Ghz N/A 65W  

32kb + 32kb (x6)

 

512kb (x6)

16mb  

Up to 126GB of DDR3200

Ryzen 5 3500X 6/6 3.6GhZ 4.1GhZ N/A 65W 32mb
Ryzen 6 3600 6/12 3.6GhZ 4.2Ghz N/A 65W 32mb
Ryzen 5 3600X 6/12 3.8GhZ 4.4Ghz N/A 95W 32kb + 32kb (x6) 512kb (x6) 32mb
Ryzen 5 3400G 4/8 3.7Ghz 4.2Ghz 1.4Ghz 65W 64kb + 32kb (x4) 512kb (x4) 4mb Upto64Gb DDR4 2933

Mobile

CPU Cores/ Threads Clock Rate Max Clock Rate Max GPU Clock Speed Power L2 Cache L3 Cache L4 Cache
Core i5 10400H 4/8 2.6Ghz 4.5Ghz 1.10Ghz 45W 8Mb Smart Cache
Core i5 10300H 4/8 2.5Ghz 4.4Ghz 1.05Ghz 45W 8Mb Smart Cache
Core 15 10310U 4/8 1.7Ghz 4.4Ghz 1.10Ghz 15W

6Mb Smart Cache

Core i5 10210U 4/8 1.6Ghz 4.2Ghz 1Ghz 15W

6Mb Smart Cache

Ryzen 5 3500U 418  

2.1Ghz

 

3.7Ghz

 

1.2Ghz

15W  

64kb + 32 (x4)

 

512kb (x4)

 

4Mb

Ryzen 5 3550H 4/8 35W
Ryzen 5 3850U 418 1.3Ghz 15W

Intel Core i7 (10th Gen) vs Ryzen 7

Desktop

CPU Cores/ Threads Clock Rate Max Clock Rate Max GPU Clock Speed Power L1 Cache L2 Cache L3 Cache Max Memory Support
Core 17 10700K  

8/16

3.8Ghz 5GHz 1.2Ghz 125W 16Mb Shared Cache  

Up to 128GB of 2-channel DDR4-2933

Core i7 10700 2.9Ghz 4.7Ghz 65W 16Mb Shared Cache
Core i7 10700T 2.0Ghz 4.4Ghz 35W 16Mb Shared Cache
Ryzen 7 3700X  

8/16

3.6Ghz 4.4Ghz N/A 65W  

32kb + 32kb (x8)

 

512kb (X8)

 

32Mb

 

Up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200

Ryzen 7 3800X  

3.9Ghz

4.5GHz N/A 105W
Ryzen 7 3800XT 4.7Ghz N/A 105W

Mobile

CPU Cores/ Threads Clock Rate Max Clock Rate Max GPU Clock Speed Power L1 Cache L2 Cache L3 Cache
Core i7 10875H 8/6 2.3Ghz 5.1Ghz  

1.15Ghz

 

45W

12Mb Smart Cache
Core i7 10850H  

6/12

2.7Ghz 5.1Ghz 12Mb Smart Cache

Core i7 10750H

2.6GhZ 5.0GhZ 12Mb Smart Cache
Core i7 10810U 6/12 1.1Ghz 4.9Ghz  

15W

12Mb Smart Cache
Corei7 10710U 6/12 4.7GhZ 12Mb Smart Cache
Corei7 10610U 4/8 1.8Ghz 4.9Ghz 8Mb Smart Cache
Corei7 10510U 4/8 8Mb Smart Cache
Ryzen 7 3700U  

4/8

 

2.3Ghz

 

4.0GhZ

 

1.4Ghz

15W  

64kb + 32kb (x4)

 

512kb (x4)

 

4Mb

Ryzen 7 3650H 35W
Ryzen 7 3780U 15W

Intel Core i9 (10th Gen) vs Ryzen Threadripper

Desktop

CPU Cores/ Threads Clock Rate Max Clock Rate Max GPU Clock Speed Power L1 Cache L2 Cache L3 Cache Max Memory Support
Core i9 10900K  

10/20

3.7Ghz 4.8Ghz 1.2GhZ  

125W

20 Smart Cache  

Up to 128GB of 2-channel DDR4-2933

Core i9  10910 3.6Ghz 4.7Ghz 1.2GhZ

20 Smart Cache

Core i9 10900 2.8Ghz 4.5Ghz 1.2GhZ 65W 20 Smart Cache
Core i9 10900T 1.9Ghz 3.7Ghz 1.2GhZ 35W 20 Smart Cache
Core i9 10850K 3.6Ghz 4.7Ghz 1.2GhZ 125W 20 Smart Cache
Ryzen ThreadRipper Pro 3945WX 12/24 4Ghz  

4.4Ghz

 

N/A

 

280W

32kb + 32kb (X12) 512kb (x12)  

64Mb

 

Up to 1TBof DDR4-3200

Ryzen ThreadRipper Pro 3955WX 16/32 3.9Ghz 32kb + 32kb (x16) 512kb (x16)
Ryzen ThreadRipper Pro 3975WX 32/64 3.5Ghz 4.35GhZ 32kb + 32kb (x32) 512kb (X32) 128Mb
Ryzen ThreadRipper Pro 3995WX 64/128 2.7Ghz 4.3Ghz 32kb + 32kb (x64) 512kb (x64) 256Mb
Ryzen ThreadRipper 3960X 24/48 3.8Ghz 4.5Ghz 32kb + 32kb (x24) 512kb (x24)  

128Mb

Ryzen ThreadRipper 3970X 32/64 3.7Ghz 4.5Ghz 32kb + 32kb (x32) 512kb (x32)
Ryzen ThreadRipper 3990X 64/128 2.9Ghz 4.3Ghz 32kb + 32kb (x64) 512kb (X64) 256Mb

Comparing AMD and Intel

Specification Comparison

We have done a comparison between the i9-9900K and the Ryzen 3950X. The 3950X comes with 16 cores/32 Threads and is built for multi-tasking. It can also handle 4K gaming without any issues. It also has 64MB of cache and dual channel memory. It has a base-clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a boost speed of 4.7 GHz.

The i9-9900K has 8 cores and 16 Threads but offers better single-core performance. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost speed of 5 GHz and consumes less power than the Ryzen one. Additionally, it also comes with integrated graphics as well.

Performance Comparison

Most of the intel processors come with integrated graphics, and as a result, you can even avoid buying a GPU. However, the performance level is very impressive. AMDs have less integrated CPU and GPU units. Regardless of whether you choose Intel or AMD, a good quality processor suitable for gaming and streaming will cost anywhere between 200 and 350 Dollars.

If you have a dedicated GPU, then the Intel processor will offer better performance over it’s AMD equivalent. This is due to the architecture of the CPU. The 9900K is arguably the strongest gaming CPU at the time of its release. The Ryzen 9 3590X can outperform all the i9 CPUs in multi-threaded applications and offers great gaming performance. If you are a hardcore gamer, go for the 9700K or 9900K. If you are interested in things other than gaming, opt for a high-end Ryzen processor.

Single-Threaded Performance Hierarchy

Performance Score Architecture Cores/Threads Clock Speed TDP
Core i9-10980XE 100.0% Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W
Ryzen 9 3950X 97.5% Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Ryzen 9 3900X 97.3% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W
Core i9-9900KS 96.4% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 4.0 / 5.0 GHz 127W
Core i9-9900K 95.8% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 3.6 / 5.0 GHz 95W
Threadripper 3970X 95.7% Zen 2 32/64 3.7 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Threadripper 3960X 95.6% Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Ryzen 7 3700X 94.7% Zen 2 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W
Core i5-9600K 94.7% Coffee Lake-R 6/6 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 95W
Core i7-9700K 93.6% Coffee Lake-R 8/8 3.6 / 4.9 GHz 95W
Threadripper 3990X 93.3% Zen 2 64/128 2.9 / 4.3 GHz 280W
Core i3-9350KF 93.2% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0/4.6 GHz 91W
Core i9-9980XE 92.7% Skylake 18/36 4.4 / 4.5 GHz 165W
Xeon W-3175X 89.4% Skylake 28/56 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 225W
Core i3-9100 85.2% Coffee Lake-R 4/4 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Core i5-9400 / -9400F 83.2% Coffee Lake 6/6 2.9 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Ryzen 7 3800X 83.0% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W
Ryzen 9 3900 80.2% Zen 2 12/24 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 3600X 78.7% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W
Core i3-8350K 78.3% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0 / – GHz 91W
Threadripper 2950X 76.8% Zen + 16/32 3.5 / 4.4 GHz 180W
Ryzen 5 3600 75.9% Zen 2 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Threadripper 2990WX 73.8% Zen+ 32/64 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Threadripper 2970WX 73.6% Zen + 24/48 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Ryzen 5 3400G 71.7% Zen + 4/8 3.7 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 2400G 67.1% Zen+ 4/8 3.6 / 3.9 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 3200G 66.4% Zen + 4/4 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 2600X 64.1% Zen+ 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 1600X 59.4% Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W

Multi-Threaded Performance Hierarchy

Multi-Threaded App Score Architecture Cores/Threads Base/Boost TDP
Threadripper 3990X 100.0% Zen 2 64/128 2.9 / 4.3 GHz 280W
Threadripper 3970X 94.7% Zen 2 32/64 3.7 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Threadripper 3960X 86.8% Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Xeon W-3175X 82.6% Skylake 28/56 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 225W
Core i9-10980XE 62.7% Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W
Core i9-9980XE 60.9% Skylake 18/36 4.4 / 4.5 GHz 165W
Ryzen 9 3950X 61.1% Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Threadripper 2990WX 53.1% Zen+ 32/64 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Ryzen 9 3900X 54.6% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W
Threadripper 2970WX 50.9% Zen + 24/48 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Threadripper 2950X 53.0% Zen + 16/32 3.5 / 4.4 GHz 180W
Ryzen 9 3900 49.4% Zen 2 12/24 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 65W
Ryzen 7 3700X 42.4% Zen 2 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W
Ryzen 7 3800X 40.9% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W
Core i9-9900KS 40.0% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 4.0 / 5.0 GHz 127W
Core i9-9900K 39.4% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 3.6 / 5.0 GHz 95W
Core i7-9700K 35.2% Coffee Lake-R 8/8 3.6 / 4.9 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 3600X 32.8% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 3600 32.3% Zen 2 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Core i5-9600K 28.8% Coffee Lake-R 6/6 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 2600X 26.6% Zen+ 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W
Core i5-9400 / -9400F 26.0% Coffee Lake 6/6 2.9 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 1600X 24.1% Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W
Core i3-9350KF 20.6% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0/4.6 GHz 91W
Ryzen 5 3400G 19.2% Zen + 4/8 3.7 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Core i3-9100 19.2% Coffee Lake-R 4/4 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Core i3-8350K 19.1% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0 / – GHz 91W
Ryzen 5 2400G 17.9% Zen+ 4/8 3.6 / 3.9 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 3200G 15.9% Zen + 4/4 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 65W

Intel vs AMD Gaming Hierarchy

Score Architecture Cores/Threads Base/Boost TDP
Intel Core i9-9900KS 100 Coffee Lake-R 8/16 4.0 / 5.0 GHz 127W
Intel Core i9-10980XE 99.2 Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W
Intel Core i7-9700K 97.9 Coffee Lake-R 8/8 3.6 / 4.9 GHz 95W
Intel Core i9-9900K 97.1 Coffee Lake-R 8/16 3.6 / 5.0 GHz 95W
Intel Core i9-9900KF 97.1 Coffee Lake-R 8/16 3.6 / 5.0 GHz 95W
Intel Xeon W-3175X 96.8 Skylake 28/56 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 225W
AMD Threadripper 3970X 96.5 Zen 2 32/64 3.7 / 4.5 GHz 280W
AMD Threadripper 3960X 96.5 Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W
AMD Threadripper 3990X 96.1 Zen 2 64/128 2.9 / 4.3 GHz 280W
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 96 Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 94.8 Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Intel Core i9-9980XE 94.7 Skylake 18/36 4.4 / 4.5 GHz 165W
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 94.5 Zen 2 12/24 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 94.1 Zen 2 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 92.2 Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W
Intel Core i7-8700K ~ Coffee Lake 6/12 3.7 / 4.7 GHz 95W
Intel Core i7-8700 ~ Coffee Lake 6/12 3.2 / 4.6 GHz 65W
Intel Core i9-7960X ~ Skylake 16 / 32 2.8 / 4.2 GHz 165W
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 90.5 Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W
Intel Core i5-9600K 90.1 Coffee Lake-R 6/6 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 95W
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 88.4 Zen 2 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Intel Core i5-8600K ~ Coffee Lake 6/6 3.6 / 4.3 GHz 95W
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X ~ Zen+ 8/16 3.7 / 4.3 GHz 105W
Intel Core i9-7980XE ~ Skylake 18 / 36 2.6 / 4.2 GHz 165W
Intel Core i9-7900X ~ Skylake 10/20 3.3 / 4.3 GHz 140W
Intel Core i5-8600 ~ Coffee Lake 6/6 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 65W
Intel Core i7-7700K ~ Kaby Lake 4/8 4.2 / 4.5 GHz 91W
Intel Core i5-8500 ~ Coffee Lake 6/6 3.0 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Intel Core i5-9400 / i5-9400F 86.3 Coffee Lake 6/6 2.9 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Intel Core i5-8400 ~ Coffee Lake 6/6 2.8 / 4.0 GHz 65W
AMD Threadripper 2990WX (GM) 81.6 Zen+ 32/64 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Intel Core i7-7820X ~ Skylake 8/16 3.6 / 4.3 GHz 140W
Intel Core i3-9350KF 80.9 Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0/4.6 GHz 91W
AMD Threadripper 2950X (GM) 79.3 Zen + 16/32 3.5 / 4.4 GHz 180W
AMD Threadripper 2970WX 79.1 Zen + 24/48 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 77.8 Zen+ 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W
Intel Core i3-8350K 75.7 Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0 / – GHz 91W
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 ~ Zen+ 8/16 3.2 / 4.1 GHz 65W
AMD Threadripper 1900X (GM) ~ Zen 8/16 3.8 / 4.0 GHz 180W
Intel Core i7-7700 ~ Kaby Lake 4/8 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 ~ Zen+ 6/12 3.4 / 3.9 GHz 65W
Intel Core i7-7800X ~ Skylake 6/12 3.5 / 4.0 GHz 140W
Intel Core i5-7600K ~ Kaby Lake 4/4 3.8 / 4.2 GHz 91W
AMD Threadripper 1950X (GM) ~ Zen 16/32 3.4 / 4.0 GHz 180W
AMD Threadripper 1920X (GM) ~ Zen 12/24 3.5 / 4.0 GHz 180W
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X ~ Zen 8/16 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W
Intel Core i5-7600 ~ Kaby Lake 4/4 3.5 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Intel Core i3-9100 79.3 Coffee Lake-R 4/4 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Intel Core i3-8300 ~ Coffee Lake 4/4 3.7 / – GHz 62W
Intel Core i3-8100 ~ Coffee Lake 4/4 3.6 / – GHz 65W
Intel Core i5-7500 ~ Kaby Lake 4/4 3.4 / 3.8 GHz 65W
Intel Core i5-7400 ~ Kaby Lake 4/4 3.0 / 3.5 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X ~ Zen 8/16 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 95W
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ~ Zen 8/16 3.0 / 3.8 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 68.3 Zen + 4/8 3.7 / 4.2 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 66.7 Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 66.1 Zen 6/12 3.2 / 3.6 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 64.6 Zen + 4/4 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X ~ Zen 4/8 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 65W
Intel Core i3-7350K ~ Kaby Lake 2/4 4.2 / – GHz 60W
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 63.6 Zen+ 4/8 3.6 / 3.9 GHz 65W
Intel Core i3-7300 ~ Kaby Lake 2/4 4.0 / – GHz 51W
Intel Core i3-7100 ~ Kaby Lake 2/4 3.9 / – GHz 51W
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 ~ Zen 4/8 3.2 / 3.4 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X ~ Zen 4/4 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G ~ Zen+ 4/4 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 65W
AMD Athlon 240GE ~ Zen 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 35W
AMD Athlon 220GE ~ Zen 2/4 3.4 / – GHz 35W
AMD Athlon 200GE ~ Zen 2/4 3.2 / – GHz 35W
Intel Pentium G5600 ~ Coffee Lake 2/4 3.9 / – GHz 54W
Intel Pentium G5400 ~ Coffee Lake 2/4 3.7 / – GHz 54W
Intel Pentium G4620 ~ Kaby Lake 2/4 3.7 / – GHz 54W
Intel Pentium G4560 ~ Kaby Lake 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 54W
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 ~ Zen 4/4 3.1 / 3.2 GHz 65W

Price Comparison

The cheapest chips from AMD and Intel cost around 40 to 50 Dollars. The Ryzen 3950X costs around 700 Dollars while the 9900K costs around 530 Dollars. If you are looking at value for money options, then the Ryzen 7 3700X is an incredible 8 core processor. If money is not a concern, then the 3960X and 3970X are brilliant options. They cost in excess of 1400 Dollars. The Thread Ripper 3990X with 64 cores has a price of $4000 but performance wise, it does not get better than this.

Laptop Processors Comparison

In the Desktop segment, AMD and Intel are pretty evenly matched and in some situations AMD even outperforms Intel. However, when it comes to Laptops, the story is different. Intel dominates the Laptop market for processors and has a better and wider portfolio. The Intel i7-9750H is a monster in terms of performance. For normal work, an i5 processor ought to do. Only for heavy computational loads do you require an i7 or i9.

  • Integrated Graphics

On paper, integrated graphics look like a great idea. However, it might not be able to handle the most demanding of games, and that too only on the lower settings. Intel has a lot of chips with integrated graphics however the AMD APUs are simply stronger. If you don’t have the money to buy a dedicated GPU, it is best to opt for an AMD APU like the Ryzen 3400G.

  • Overclocking

Overclocking used to be a difficult process but thanks to the new programs from AMD and Intel, it is quite easy to do. Not all the processors can be overclocked. Most of the chips from AMD support overclocking. It can be done through the Ryzen master. It can also be done through the BIOS, but we do not recommend that method to inexperienced users. Also, it is best to go for a water-cooling system if you intend to overclock.

Intel allows only processors with X or K labels to be overclocked. The Extreme Tuning Utility helps with the overclocking. All the Intel processors come with a stock cooler so it is a necessity to upgrade the cooler while overclocking.

  • Upgradeability and Compatibility

A new generation Ryzen CPU will be compatible with an older Ryzen motherboard and vice versa. As a result, upgrading is quite easy. For intel, an 8th generation processor would not work with a 7th generation Motherboard. As a result, you have to upgrade both the CPU as well as the motherboard.

  • Availability

The Ryzen motherboards and coolers are much harder to get. Some of the standalone coolers require special AM4 brackets as well. On the other hand, are more common and compatibility is not a big problem.

AMD has significantly increased their market share due to the enormous success of the Ryzen chips. The 3950X received Rave reviews and is an incredible processor. The future is definitely bright for AMD. Intel has also experienced success with the likes of i5-9400F being incredibly popular amongst customers. However, the increasing popularity of Ryzen means that it will have to think outside the hat in terms of innovations.

Acronyms related to CPU

  • Core/Thread

They are parts of a processor. More cores means better multitasking performance. Threads improve the computational speed and are a virtual component.

  • Clock Speed

It is measured in GHz and indicates the number of cycles that the processor runs. A bigger number means that it is faster.

Thermal Design Power is a measure of the amount of heat the component is expected to release. It is measured in Watts.

CPUs have a specific socket type and they can only be installed in motherboards that support the particular socket type.

Final Words:

Both Intel and AMD make some pretty great CPUs. If you are a dedicated gamer and are not interested in Video rendering and editing, we would recommend going for an Intel CPU. Else, AMD is the better option.

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