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Core i7-12700K vs Ryzen 7 3700X

Core i7-12700K vs Ryzen 7 3700X: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K

3.6 GHz | 12-core

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $398.12 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 12 minutes ago

vs

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

3.6 GHz | 8-core

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler

Buy for $260 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 12 minutes ago

FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K

3.6 GHz | 12-core

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $398.12 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 12 minutes ago

vs

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

3.6 GHz | 8-core

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler

Buy for $260 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 12 minutes ago

Key Differences

In short — Core i7-12700K outperforms the cheaper Ryzen 7 3700X on the selected game parameters. However, the worse performing Ryzen 7 3700X is a better bang for your buck. The better performing Core i7-12700K is 851 days newer than the cheaper Ryzen 7 3700X.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-12700K

  • Performs up to 24% better in VALORANT than Ryzen 7 3700X - 599 vs 483 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - 20 vs 16 threads

  • Works without a dedicated GPU, while AMD Ryzen 7 3700X doesn't have integrated graphics

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • Up to 35% cheaper than Core i7-12700K - $260.0 vs $398.12

  • Up to 18% better value when playing VALORANT than Core i7-12700K - $0.54 vs $0.66 per FPS

  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than Intel Core i7-12700K - 65 vs 125 Watts

VALORANT
VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


FPS

599

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.66/FPS

78%

Price, $

$398.12

65%

FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $398.12 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 12 minutes ago

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
Ryzen 7 3700X

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019


FPS

483

76%

Value, $/FPS

$0.54/FPS

100%

Price, $

$260

100%

Value Winner

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler

Buy for $260 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 12 minutes ago

FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
Ryzen 7 3700X

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


Single-Core

1898

100%

Multi-Core

13767

100%

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
Ryzen 7 3700X

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019


Single-Core

1253

49%

Multi-Core

8413

36%

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Nov 4th, 2021
Release DateJul 7th, 2019
Core i7CollectionRyzen 7
Alder LakeCodenameMatisse
Intel Socket 1700SocketAMD Socket AM4
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
12
Cores8
20
Threads16
3.6 GHzBase Clock Speed3.6 GHz
5.0 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.4 GHz
125 WTDP
65 W
10 nmProcess Size
7 nm
36.0xMultiplier36.0x
UHD Graphics 770
Integrated GraphicsNone
YesOverclockableYes

Builds Using Core i7-12700K or Ryzen 7 3700X

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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