AMD FX-9830P vs Intel Core i7-7700
AMD FX-9830P► remove from comparison
The AMD FX-9830P is a mobile mainstream SoC from the Bristol-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The FX-9830P is the fastest Bristol Ridge APU with a 45-Watt TDP and the successor to the 15-35-Watt FX-8800P from the Carrizo generation. The chip has four CPU cores (two Excavator modules = 4 integer and 2 FP units), a Radeon R7 GPU as well as a dual-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller. Carrizo is a full-fledged SoC and is also equipped with an integrated chipset, which provides all I/0 ports.
Bristol Ridge is the successor of the Carrizo architecture and the design is almost identical. Thanks to optimized manufacturing processes and more aggressive Boost behavior, however, the clocks are a bit higher at the same power consumption. The memory controller now also supports DDR4-RAM, in this case up to 2400 MHz. More technical details are available in the following articles:
Thanks to higher clocks, the FX9830P is slightly ahead of the old 35-Watt top model FX-8800P and competes with the entry-level dual-cores from Intel (Skylake and Kaby Lake). Compared to the Intel model, the AMD chip has a small advantage in multi-thread scenarios, but is beaten when you only stress one or two cores.
This means there is sufficient performance for typical office and web applications as well as light multitasking.
The integrated Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) GPU has 512 active shader units (8 compute cores) clocked at up to 900 MHz (compared to 758 MHz for FX-9800P). Thanks to the better utilization of the clock range as well as faster DDR4-RAm, the GPU can slightly beat its predecessors Radeon R7 (Carrizo) and competes with a dedicated GeForce 920MX in the best-case scenario (dual-channel memory). Many games from 2015/2016 can be played smoothly at low settings.
AMD specifies the TDP of the FX-9830P with 25-45 Watts, which is comparable to Intel quad-core processors from the H-series. This means the APU is a good choice for big and heavy notebooks with at least 15 inches.
Intel Core i7-7700► remove from comparison
The Intel Core i7-7700 is a fast quad-core processor for desktops based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It is the top model of the 65 Watt consumer Kaby-Lake-H series at the time of the announcement. The faster CPUs, like the Core i7-7700K, are specified with 91 Watt. Besides four cores including Hyper-Threading (8 threads) support running at 3.6 - 4.2 GHz, the processor is also equipped with the HD Graphics 630 GPU as well as a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2400). It is manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.
Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.
The chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors, which improves the efficiency slightly.
|Model||AMD FX-9830P||Intel Core i7-7700|
|Series||AMD Bristol Ridge||Intel Kaby Lake|
|Codename||Bristol Ridge||Kaby Lake|
|Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake|
|Clock||3000 - 3700 MHz||3600 - 4200 MHz|
|L2 Cache||2 MB||1 MB|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 4||4 / 8|
|TDP||25-45 Watt||65 Watt|
|Technology||28 nm||14 nm|
|Die Size||250 mm2|
|max. Temp.||90 °C|
|Features||Dual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8||DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro|
|iGPU||AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 900 MHz)||Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)|
|Manufacturer||AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9830P||Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700|
|L1 Cache||256 KB|
|L3 Cache||8 MB|