PC Guide: Which CPU is the Best AMD vs Intel

Intel and AMD are the top CPU manufacturers in the PC market. In our previous articles on PC guide, we have discuss about Intel and AMD, and their various types of CPU. But now when buying a CPU or building one you have to decide if to for AMD vs Intel.

Over the past years Intel as been the leading manufacturer and sellers of CPU, and AMD as always been the second choice for most PC enthusiasts. But now in 2017, that is about to change with AMD recent release of their new Zen line of CPU. Ryzen is AMD new line of CPU base on it new Zen architecture, which is  is built on a 14nm. Which Essentially, means that Ryzen CPU are able to do about 40 percent work per clock cycle. Learn more on Ryzen.

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AMD vs Intel Which to Buy?

In 2017 Intel release it 7th generation of CPU, under the codename “Kaby Lake” which is the successor to 6th gen Sky lake.  In Intel Kaby Lake series, the three most best CPU’s are. The Core i7-7700K for enthusiasts, the Core i5-7600K for mainstream and the Core i3-7350K for end-level or perhaps those on a tight budget.

In AMD side of CPU, it alike to early for Ryzen. As it was just been released recently and yet optimize for games or other software. But nevertheless the Ryzen still comes with very promising features. With Ryzen 7 1800X  and Ryzen 5 1600X  both comes with eight cores support “Simultaneous Multi-Threading“, and also support overclocking. The low-end Ryzen CPU(Rzyen 3) is yet to be release.


Product Line Model Cores / Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) TDP (Watts) Price
Ryzen 7 1800X 8 / 16 3.6 4.0 95 $499
Ryzen 7 1700X 8 / 16 3.4 3.8 95 $399
Ryzen 7 1700 8 / 16 3.0 3.7 65 $329
Ryzen 5 1600X 6 / 12 3.6 4.0 95 $249
Ryzen 5 1600 6 / 12 3.2 3.6 65 $219
Intel i7-6800K 4/ 4 3.4 3.6 140 $441
Intel i7-7700K 4/ 8 4.2 4.5 91 $350
Intel i5-7600K 4/ 4 3.8 4.2 91 $243
Intel i5-7500K 4/ 4 3.4 3.8 91 $202


Related: what Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors?

From the chart a huge difference between ryzen and Intel CPU. The ryzen 7 1800X is the most expensive on the list, it over outperform the i7-6800K and closely or even better than the i7-6900K, which is a $1050 chipset. And in times of the mainstream CPU ryzen absolutely kills it. With the ryzen 5 1600x outperforming the intel i7-7700K.


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Benchmarks result source:Linus Tech Tips

Learn More About Ryzen: Linus Tech Tips


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