8 Core AMD Ryzen 2700X Competes With 10 Core Intel 7900X

AMD Ryzen 2700X official release is just around the corner and while there is a lot of hype surrounding the AMD Ryzen 2700X as well as other AMD 2000 series CPUs, according to a new benchmark it seems that the AMD Ryzen 2700X manages to compete impressively well when compared to the Intel 7900X.

Why is this a big deal? Simply because the 7900X is a very expensive processor as compared to the MSRP of the AMD Ryzen 2700X. Other than that the 7900X comes with 2 additional cores and 4 additional threads. The 7900X comes with 10 cores and 20 threads while the AMD Ryzen 2700X comes with 8 cores and 16 threads.

Keeping in mind the number of cores and threads as well as the price point, the 7900X should be able to blow the AMD Ryzen 2700X out of the water but that does not seem to be the case according to the numbers. You can check out the benchmark below and see the difference.

AMD Ryzen 2700X Intel 7900X

The AMD Ryzen 2700X has yet to be released so we do not have any official numbers right now. There have been plenty of leaks and according to what we have seen so far, the performance seems to be pretty impressive. Not only on its own but as compared to the previous generation of CPUs as well as what Intel is offering right now.

In the mainstream series of CPUs Intel has no SKU that offers 8 cores and 16 threads. While you can get the higher core count in the X-series CPUs, you will need to pay a huge premium. Take the example of the 7900X that we have been talking about here. The CPU costs $921 on sale at Newegg. That is the cost that you will be paying for 2 additional cores and 4 additional threads.

I should also mention that the socket for the CPU is also different and you will be expected to pay a premium again for the LGA 2066 platform. For more information regarding the upcoming AMD Ryzen 2000 series CPUs stay tuned to SegmentNext. If you are interested in getting the AMD Ryzen 2700X or any other chip in the series and want to check out the best X470 motherboards then click here.

Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen 2700X and whether or not this is something that you are interested in buying.

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