AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X vs Intel Core i7-8700K

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X operates with 32 cores and 64 CPU threads. It run at 4.50 GHz base 3.80 GHz all cores while the TDP is set at 280 W.The processor is attached to the TRX4 (sTRX4) CPU socket. This version includes 128.00 MB of L3 cache on one chip, supports 4 memory channels to support DDR4-3200 RAM and features 4.0 PCIe Gen 72 lanes. Tjunction keeps below 95 °C degrees C. In particular, Castle Peak (Zen 2) Architecture is enhanced with 7 nm technology and supports AMD-V, VT-Vi. The product was launched on Q4/2019

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

The Intel Core i7-8700K operates with 6 cores and 64 CPU threads. It run at 4.70 GHz base 4.30 GHz all cores while the TDP is set at 95 W.The processor is attached to the LGA 1151-2 CPU socket. This version includes 12.00 MB of L3 cache on one chip, supports 2 memory channels to support DDR4-2666 RAM and features 3.0 PCIe Gen 16 lanes. Tjunction keeps below -- degrees C. In particular, Coffee Lake Architecture is enhanced with 14 nm technology and supports VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d. The product was launched on Q4/2017


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3.70 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
32 Cores 6
4.50 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.70 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.30 GHz
check Yes Hyperthreading Yes check
check Yes Overclocking Yes check
normal Core Architecture normal
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
No turbo GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
7 nm Technology 14 nm
No turbo GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
DirectX Version 12
Max. displays 3
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2666
4 Memory channels 2
Max memory
check Yes ECC No uncheck
-- L2 Cache --
128.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
72 PCIe lanes 16
7 nm Technology 14 nm
TRX4 (sTRX4) Socket LGA 1151-2
280 W TDP 95 W
AMD-V, VT-Vi Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q4/2019 Release date Q4/2017

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

77% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 1209 (74%)
74% Complete

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

63% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 8960 (12%)
12% Complete

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

79% Complete
75% Complete

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

70% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 3689 (15%)
15% Complete

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

75% Complete
75% Complete

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

70% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 1447 (14%)
14% Complete

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

67% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 1283 (67%)
67% Complete

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

59% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 6693 (18%)
18% Complete

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

0% Complete
9% Complete

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

2% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 232.4 (11%)
11% Complete

Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

0% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 5330 (77%)
77% Complete

Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

0% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 27445 (29%)
29% Complete

Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

0% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 2.48 (95%)
95% Complete

Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

0% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 15.96 (29%)
29% Complete

Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

0% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 53.2 (86%)
86% Complete

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-Comparison. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-Comparison’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

72% Complete
Intel Core i7-8700K 16265 (18%)
18% Complete
Electric Usage Estimate

Electric Usage Estimate

Electric Usage Estimate

Electric Usage Estimate

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Intel Core i7-8700K
280 W Max TDP 95 W
NA Power consumption per day (kWh) NA
NA Running cost per day NA
NA Power consumption per year (kWh) NA
NA Running cost per year NA

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