When it comes to PC processors, there have always been two companies that have been trying to best one another. They are Intel, and AMD. These two brands have been making processors for a long time now, and have various offerings in multiple segments. When it comes to the higher end options, AMD has its Ryzen 7, and Intel has its Core i7 lineup. The Ryzen, and Core series have always been the best mainstream lineup of processors. The AMD Ryzen 7 and Intel Core i7 processors have been the perfect choice for those who want powerful processors without spending too much.
Among all the various AMD Ryzen 7, and Intel Core i7 processors out there, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Intel Core i7 10700K are the most popular choices as of now. These two processors have a lot in common. Pricing, number of cores, threads, etc. are similar in both. For this reason, there is a lot of confusion regarding which among these processors is the better one. Is it the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X? Or, is it the Intel Core i7 10700K? The only way to know which of these processors is better is by conducting various benchmarks. That is exactly what we would be doing in this article. We would be running various popular games, and synthetic benchmarks with the Ryzen 3700X and Intel 10700K and see which one performs better. Hopefully, with all those results out, it would be very much clear to everyone which of these processors is better. Without beating around the bush now, let’s get started with the benchmarks.
Firstly, we would be seeing how these cards perform in multiple games. When it comes to gaming performance, the graphics card also plays a very important role. Since, we are using such powerful processors, we should obviously use a powerful graphic card as well. That is why we are using a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Furthermore, using such a powerful card would also ensure that there is no bottleneck.
The first game that we are going to test for comparing the i7 10700K and AMD Ryzen 3700X is Battlefield V at DX11, 1080p resolution, and Ultra settings. In Battlefield, there is quite a noticeable difference when you check out the frame rates. In terms of average frame rates, the Intel Core i7 10700K beats out the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X by almost 8%. However, in terms of the minimum frame rate, there is almost 20% advantage for the Intel processor.
Next up, it is Far Cry New Dawn. Just like before, this too is being run at 1080p, DX11, and Ultra settings. This time, the story is kind of similar again. The Intel i7 10700K beats the Ryzen 7 3700X by a 15%~ margin in both minimum, and average frame rates.
The third game that we would be using for benchmark is Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time the Intel Core i7 10700K outperforms the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X yet again. However, this time the margin is less. There is about a 10% difference in both the minimum, and average frame rates.
The last game that we would run is Red Dead Redemption 2. In RDR2 at 1080p, and Ultra settings, the performance is pretty much the same on both the processors. There is barely any difference in both the average, and minimum frame rates.
That was it for the gaming benchmarks. But, what about the synthetic benchmarks? Well, for that we also did Cinebench R20, and 7-Zip File Manager 32MB Dictionary decompression, and compression test.
In Cinebench R20, the results are very close to each other for these processors in both single-core and multi-core scores. So, in terms of performance, both of these are almost the same.
In 7-Zip File Manager 32MB Dictionary compression test, both of these processors perform quite similarly. However, in decompression test, the Ryzen 7 5700X has an advantage of around 10%.
So, to sum it all up, both of these processors are excellent in terms of performance. The Intel Core i7 10700K is ahead in terms of gaming. However, the margin is not that big. Furthermore, the 3700X has the advantage of having overclock support even on B series motherboards. These are significantly cheaper than Z series motherboards. However, for overclocking Core i7 10700K, you would have to get a Z series motherboard. Other than that, both are good choices, and you can opt for either.