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Front view of Intel Core i7 3930K

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Intel Core i7 3930K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.67 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz vs 4.04 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X

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AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 66.8 °C More than 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3930K vs Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3930K  vs
Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i7 3930K  vs
Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X 
Threads 12 16
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.67 GHz 4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.67 GHz 4 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 172.6W N/A
Intel Core i7 3930K
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