The Intel i7-7700K 4.2GHz is a premium CPU built on 14nm, Kaby Lake (Intel’s codename for its 7th gen Core microprocessor) design. It comes with four physical, eight logical cores, primarily clocked at 4.2GHz. Amongst its numerous features, Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, and Virtualization are stimulated & the processor has multiplier unlocked. The Intel i7 7700k Specs offers excellent computational performance, and we hope that it will not be the block in any latest gaming PC. Intel i7-7700k will be able to play all the latest games on ultra-graphics without any issue. We can assume from Intel i7 7700k Reviews that it will become a hot selling CPU in the near future. 

Talking about AMD Ryzen 5 2600, it is a high-range CPU built on AMD’s 12 nanometers Zen+ micro design. It comes with six physical, 12 logical cores, primarily clocked at 3.4GHz. The CPU comes with an unlocked multiplier; thus, it can be overclocked by means of conventional methods. It is equipped with 16MB of L3 Cache. The processor also has DDR4 based Random Access Memory (RAM) along with memory assistance of 64GB. 

Among its numerous features, Cool n Quiet, Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool Core Technology, Power boost, and XFX (Extended Frequency Range) are empowered. It is equipped with AMD Radeon GPU along with 11 Compute Units giving a graphical performance at the low end.  In this article, we will compare both CPUs in detail.

Specifications & Performance

Company

AMD

Intel

Model number

i7-7700k

Type

Desktop

Codename

Zen+

Kaby lake

Socket

AM4

LGA-1151

GPU

No

Intel graphics 630

Core

6

4

Threads

12

8

Base Frequency

3.4 GHz

4.2 GHz

Multiplier

34x

100x

L3 Cache

16MB

8MB

Price

US $ 200

US $350

 

Memory Support

Memory Types

DDR4-2933

DDR4-2400

Memory Size

64GB

ECC Support

Yes

No

Memory Channel

2

 

Misc

Official site

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 official page

Intel i7 7700K official page

PCI version

3.0

Instruction

20

16

 

Benchmarks

Cine bench R20 

372

460

Passmark CPU 

2223

2703

Geek bench 5 

954

1160

Cine bench R20 (Dual-Core)

2692

2189

Passmark CPU (Dual-Core)

13049

9668

Geek bench 5 (Dual-Core)

4901

4598

 

Advantages of both the CPUs

AMD 2600

Inteli7-7700K

Has larger 8 MB L3 cache size

15% greater Turbo Enhanced frequency (3.9 GHz vs. 4.5 GHz)

It has two extra cores

It consists of an integrated (Graphics Processing Unit)

Works on 29% less energy than Intel’s i7 7700K

21% quicker in Geek bench (single-core) v5 test

The more contemporary manufacturing process 

Intel i7 7700k CPU Cooler

22% greater theoretical memory frequency range

 

 

Gaming Performance Comparison

Game

AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Intel Core i7-7700K

GTA V

//

6%

Battlefield 2042

20%

//

Far cry 6

//

10%

Forza Horizon 5

43%

//

Battlefield 6

20%

20%

     

 

In terms of general gaming performance, the Ryzen 5 Pro 2600 is slightly better than the i7-7700K 4-Core from Intel when it comes to running modern games. 

Final Verdict

There is no doubt in the fact that both the CPUs are best in their category. We have compared each of them in terms of specifications, performance, gaming performance, and benchmarks. Ryzen 5 2600 performance marginally excels Intel in terms of price. Now, it’s up to the users which CPU they choose. Place your order at Memory Clearance