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AMD Ryzen 3 3300X calls time's up on the Intel Core i7-7700K by overpowering it in Geekbench's single-core and multi-core tests

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X can support up to 24 PCIe 4 lanes. (Image source: AMD)
The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X can support up to 24 PCIe 4 lanes. (Image source: AMD)
The budget AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Matisse desktop processor has been tested on Geekbench 4 in combination with an ASRock X470 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard. The new CPU has thrown up a single-core score and multi-core score that can beat the median scores for the thousands of Intel Core i7-7700K that have appeared on the same benchmark.
Daniel R Deakin,

We just reported about the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU and its ability to keep up with the Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700K in a Geekbench 5 test, and now we have the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X taking on the i7-7700K in the older Geekbench 4 benchmark. The new Matisse chip totted up scores of 5,874 points and 20,948 points for the single-core test and multi-core test, respectively. Both chips have four cores and can use eight threads.

Over 66,000 samples of the Intel Core i7-7700K have been tested on Geekbench 4, and there have been some outstanding scores made in certain systems: The highest single-core score recorded is 9,424 points and the highest multi-core result is 31,726 points. However, it’s unlikely the single AMD Ryzen 3 3300X sample represents the highest peak performance that particular CPU will ever achieve. So when you compare the Kaby Lake part’s median scores with those of the Matisse chip (see table below), then it’s a clear victory for AMD.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X has clocks that go from 3.8 GHz to 4.3 GHz and has a retail price of US$120. The rival Intel part has a recommended price range of US$339 to US$350. With a 65 W TDP, the Matisse CPU is also considerably less power-hungry than the i7-7700K, which has a TDP of 91 W and will consume much more energy during regular operation. At just US$21 more than the decent Ryzen 3 3100, the Ryzen 3 3300X is likely going to be an extremely tempting option for desktop PC builders who want the most performance possible but have to stick to a tight budget.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Intel Core i7-7700K
Cores/threads/TDP 4/8/65 W 4/8/91 W
Single-core score 5,874 points 5,718 points
Multi-core score 20,948 points 19,440 points
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04-23 (Update: 2020-04-23)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.