The Intel X series CPUs have been announced recently and people have been trying to figure out what Intel is going to do with the upcoming lineup. This seems to be more of a reaction to AMD Threadripper instead of a planned move. Intel Core i7-7800X and Core i7-7820X benchmarks have made their way to the internet and they should provide us with an idea regarding how well these CPUs perform.
The Intel Core i7-7800X is one of the entry-level chips in the X series, it has 6-cores and 12-threads much like the Ryzen 5 1600X. It is important to note here that the Ryzen CPU is, in fact, $120 cheaper than what Intel has to offer. Keeping that in mind, unless Intel is going to offer some serious performance benefits I do not see why people would by the Intel Core i7-7800X.
Ryzen 5 1600X also has a lower TDP as compared to the Intel CPU and the core clock is also 100 MHz higher, while the boost clock is the same at 4.0 GHz. Looking at the benchmarks we do see major gains in performance as we compared both Intel and AMD CPUs. We can see that the Intel Core i7-7800X scores higher in both single-threaded and multi-threaded workloads.
Comparing this to what AMD Ryzen managed to score, we see 4202 points in single-threaded workloads and 25556 points when it comes to multi-threaded workloads. These are leaks so you should take them with a grain of salt.
Next in line we have the Intel Core i7-7820X, this is an 8 core 16 thread CPU that will be competing with the Ryzen 7 1800X, which has the same number of cores and threads. The AMD CPU has a price advantage of $100. Here the Intel CPU managed to outperform the AMD CPU by scoring 6034 points in single threaded and 47032 points in multi-threading workloads.
The Ryzen 7 1800X managed to score 4816 in single threaded and 36189 in multi-threaded workloads. Again these are leaks and you should wait for the offiicial number before making a purchase decision. Furthermore, these benchmarks are great in theory but we also need to check out real world tests in order to see how well these CPUs stack up against one another.
Let us know what you think about the Intel Core i7-7800X and whether or not this is something that you might be interested in buying.