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Intel Core i7-990X vs AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

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These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Ryzen 5 1500X 11510 points
Core i7-990X 8320 points
Difference: 3190 (38%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-990X 42 GT/s
Ryzen 5 1500X 28 GT/s
Difference: 14 (50%)

Core Speed

Core i7-990X 3.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
Difference: 0 (0%)


Core i7-990X 12
Ryzen 5 1500X 8
Difference: 4 (50%)


Core i7-990X 130 Watts
Ryzen 5 1500X 65 Watts
Difference: 65 (100%)

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Model Core i7-990X Ryzen 5 1500X
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Westmere 14nm
Core Speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 6 4
Total Threads 12 8
Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2 3.7 GHz
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 2MB
L3 Cache 12 MB 16MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 130 Watts 65 Watts
Socket LGA 1366 AM4
Released 2011-02-01 April 2017