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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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 higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5960X vs Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5960X  vs
Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

details

Core i7 5960X  vs
Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X 
Threads 16 16
L3 cache 20 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.45 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 4.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz 3.5 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 113.75W N/A
Intel Core i7 5960X
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AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X
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