Coffey Lake vs Ryzen: Comparing the Two Competitors Side by Side


Coffey Lake vs Ryzen: Comparing the Two Competitors Side by Side

Coffey Lake vs Ryzen: Comparing the Two Competitors Side by Side

8th generation Intel processors called Coffee Lake from the company on October 5th with more cores and higher cache memory to combat AMD Ryzen processors enter the market. Before this, Intel updated its processors with repetitive specifications and with a slight increase in frequency. Not changing the number of cores during this period and only a slight increase in the base frequency caused a slight increase in performance in programs that used a small number of cores to perform calculations. But the emergence of Ryzen processors from the rival company has changed the existing situation. AMD processors have more cores, resulting in increased performance for heavy workloads. Along with these features, AMD processors have a very reasonable price. Therefore, Intel needed to change its previous process. jpg” alt=”Intel Core i7-970″ style=”display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto”/>

Given that Intel’s 8th generation high-end processors Using six cores, AMD’s high-end processors are higher than the new Intel processors by using eight cores. On the other hand, Intel products appear better in single-core performance and communication between cores, and along with higher frequency (in some models), they have entered this competition. Of course, next year, AMD will try to improve its processors even more with the 12 nm manufacturing process. But now, a tough fight has been formed between Ryzen and Coffee Lake processors.

one of The big advantages of AMD products are attention to the lower segment of the market. This company offers many features to its users, one of which is the openness of the processor frequency factor for all Ryzen models, which makes it possible to use these processors using motherboards. Cheap also overclocked. However, Intel insists on maintaining its previous policy, and in order to be able to use processors with an open ratio, you need to buy models with the suffix “K”. Intel claims that sales of unlocked processors increased by 80% from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2017, so it seems that the company’s strategy has paid off.

The interesting point is that Intel has slightly increased the price of the “K” series processors compared to before, in order to be able to reduce the resulting cost. to compensate for the increase in the number of cores. But the difference in the initial price compared to the previous series is small. Of course, in most cases, AMD processors, especially the Ryzen 7 series, are sold at a price lower than the company’s announced price, but Intel’s initial prices have usually fluctuated due to shortages in the market. Therefore, to buy at the right price, you should check the prices of different stores.

  • The price of Intels coffee lake processors has been published
  • Intel 8-core processor with Z390 motherboard will be released in the second half of 2018

Intel claims that Coffee Lake processors have 25% higher framerates in games and 45% better performance in multitasking tasks compared to Coffee Lake processors. However, it looks like adding 50% more cores for the Core i7 and Core i5 series and 100% more cores to deal with AMD’s new products. More than enough for the Core i3 series. The correctness of this claim will be proven after the processors are available and tested, but now we want to put the specifications of the processors together and compare them.

Core i7 vs Ryzen7

Core i7 processors are the most powerful processors in this category and both of them consist of cores with multi-threading support. Of course, as we mentioned earlier, in terms of the number of cores and cores, Ryzen 7, by using eight cores and 16 cores, is higher than the 6-core and 12-core Core i7 processors.

Compared to Kabylake processors, Intel’s new family has regressed in terms of base frequency. The reason for this could be the temperature related challenges created by adding more cores of the same dimensions. This reduction reduces some of the higher frequency benefits of Intel processors. Of course, the new Intel processors are superior in terms of frequency compared to Ryzen 1700 and Ryzen 1700X. However, Abi relies on its Turbo Boost technology to boost system performance when not all cores are needed. This technology makes the Core i7 processors 900 MHz higher than their competitors in terms of frequency, but due to the unstable nature of the boost frequency, we need to test these products in practice to be able to compare their performance. In the table below, you can see a comparison between Core i7 processors and the Ryzen 1700 family.

Unlocked Multiplier

Intel Core
i7-8700K
Intel Core
i7- 8700
Ryzen 7
1700X
Ryzen 7
1700
Socket
LGA 1151 LGA 1151 PGA 1311 PGA 1311
Cores/Threads
6 / 12 6 / 12 8 / 16 8 / 16
Base Frequency
3.7 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.0 GHz
Boost Frequency
4.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Memory Speed
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2666 DDR4-1866 to DDR4-2667 DDR4-1866 to DDR4-2667
Memory Controller
Dual-Channel Dual-Channel Dual-Channel Dual-Channel
Yes No Yes Yes
PCIe Lanes
x16 Gen3 x16 Gen3 x16 Gen3
Integrated Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (up to 1,200MHz) Intel UHD Graphics 630 (up to 1,200 MHz) No No
Cache (L2+L3)
13.5MB 13.5MB 20MB 20MB
Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake Zen Zen
Process
14nm++ 14nm++ 14nm GloFo 14nm GloFo
TDP
95W 65W 95W 65W
Price
(per 1K Unit)
$359 $303 $399 $329

Also, Intel has increased the memory frequency of its products to DDR4-2666, which corresponds to the best transfer mode. It is in Ryzen processors. The high-end products of both companies support dual-channel memories. Of course, the efficiency of memory is not only dependent on the numbers we see on paper, and we should test them in practice for a more accurate comparison. Latency and throughput are fundamental factors in processing; Therefore, testing is the only way to tell us how effective these products are. Intel has increased the maximum memory transfer rate to 8400 MT/S (without BCLK settings); Of course, we expect high transfer ratios to be available only to professional overclockers, and it seems that Intel has opened a special account on the Coffeelake family when it comes to memory overclocking capabilities. On the contrary, competing models use more level 3 cache memory than Intel processors and with 20 MB of cache memory (against 13.5 MB cache of Core i7 processors) they can play a decisive role in the performance of the processor play .

Intel products, from integrated graphics processor “UHD Graphics 630″ which is the updated model of the “HD Graphics 630” graphics processor that we have seen before in Kabylake processors. In contrast, Ryzen processors do not have an integrated GPU, which is a big disadvantage for Ryzen processors, as most users run their systems without a discrete graphics card. AMD will solve this problem soon with Ravenridge APUs.

As mentioned, all Ryzen products have open coefficients to increase the frequency, but due to the frequency ceiling in Ryzen processors, the good overclocking ability of Kabylake Intel products has been one of the advantages of this family. We have to wait and see if these benefits will continue in the Coffee Lake series or not; According to Intel, due to the improvements applied to the new processors, we should see the same story as before.

The power consumption of the high-end processors of both competitors is similar. Of course, it should be noted that the Ryzen 7 1700 processor comes with a high-quality cooler that allows professional overclocking. On the other hand, stock Intel coolers do not have this feature.

The i7-8700K processor does not have a direct competitor from the opposite company in terms of price. The price of the 1700X processor is about $40 more than the i7-8700K, and the 1800X processor increases this difference to $140. We expect the price of Ryzen processors to decrease after the release of Coffee Lake processors. Therefore, when buying a system, pay attention to the new prices (of course, prices change slowly in the USAian market). AMD company provides you with the possibility of overclocking by using cheap chips, while to use the full capacity of the i7-8700K processor, you need to buy a motherboard with Z370 chip, which is expensive. Meanwhile, the i7-8700 processor, which has a lower price than the Ryzen 1700, does not support the open factor to increase the frequency. We have to wait and see how the features of the two processors will affect the decision of users to buy.

Core i5 vs. Ryzen 5

Ryzen 5 and Core series i5, they target a large part of the market. Therefore, the main competition takes place in this sector. Intel’s Core i5 processors are ready to compete with their competitors by adding more cores than the previous generation. Of course, these processors do not support hyperthreading (HT) like their previous series; While on the other side, Ryzen 5 processors are ready to compete with their competitors by using 6 cores and 12 cores. Due to the same base frequency and boost frequency of 1600X and i5-8600K processors. In this regard, the Intel processor will have nothing to say (at least on paper). Both processors are open factor, but the AMD processor has more level 3 cache memory than its rival. In the table below, you can see the specifications of Intel Core i5 processors next to Ryzen 5.

Intel Core
i5-8600K
Intel Core
i5-8400
Ryzen 5
1600X
Ryzen 5
1500X
Socket
LGA 1151 LGA 1151 PGA 1331 PGA 1131
Cores/Threads
6 / 6 6 / 6 6 / 12 4 / 8
Base Frequency
3.6 GHz 2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Boost Frequency
4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.7 GHz
Memory Speed
DDR4-2666 D DR4-2666 DDR4-1866 to DDR4-2667 DDR4-1866 to DDR4-2667
Memory Controller
Dual-Channel Dual-Channel Dual-Channel Dual-Channel
Unlocked Multiplier
Yes No Yes Yes
PCIe Lanes
x16 Gen3 x16 Gen3 x16 Gen3 x16 Gen3
Integrated Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (up to 1,150MHz) Intel UHD Graphics 630 (up to 1,150MHz) No No
Cache (L2+L3)
10.5MB 10.5MB 16MB 16MB
Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake Zen Zen
Process
14 nm++ 14nm++ 14nm GloFo 14nm GloFo
TDP
95W 65W 95W 65W
(per 1K Unit) $257 $182 $249 $190

Moving towards the i5-8400 processor, it can be said that this processor does not have a direct competitor from the opposite company. The similarly priced Ryzen 5 processor named 1500X uses only four cores; Of course, this quad-core processor with multi-threading capability and support for 8 threads at the same time can challenge the i5-8400 processor. The base frequency of the AMD 1500 processor is 700 MHz more than the competitor’s processor, and on the other hand, in boost mode, the frequency of the i5-8400 processor is about 300 MHz more than the 1500X. Again, we have to say that Intel models use an integrated graphics processor, while Ryzen processors do not have this possibility, and this lack can cost AMD.

In terms of price, the 1600X processor is a little cheaper than the i5-8600K. Of course, in most cases, AMD processors are sold at a lower price and with good discounts in stores. None of these models come with cooling; But the 1600X processor can be overclocked with good-priced B350 motherboards. While to overclock the competitor’s processor, you need to buy a motherboard with a professional chip that has a higher price.

Comparing Ryzen 5 1500 and Core i5-8400 We must say that the AMD processor has a higher price than the competitor and at the same time it has fewer cores. However, this processor has an open factor for overclocking and supports multi-threading.

Core i3 vs. Ryzen5 and Ryzen3

Number of cores Coffee Lake’s Core i3 is doubled compared to its previous generation processors. But these processors do not support hyperthreading feature. Therefore, on paper, the quad-core and octa-core processor Ryzen 5 1400 appears better than the 4-core i3-8350K processor. Instead, the base frequency of the i3-8350K processor is higher than that of the competing processor; In fact, the core frequency of the Intel processor is higher than the boost frequency of the AMD processor. However, Intel has disabled frequency boost in this category; Therefore, frequency open coefficients will play a decisive role in both cases. In terms of power consumption, the i3-8350K processor with 91 watts of power consumes more energy than the 1400 processor with 65 watts of power.

The Ryzen 3 1300X processor is considered a very tough competitor for Core i3 models with a lock factor. And Intel, maintaining its previous policy, could not give a serious answer to this product. We expect to see a fierce battle in this area, and future tests will show whether the unlocking feature of the 1300X processor will be in AMD’s favor or not.

Also, Intel in this series, from RAM memories, with frequency It uses 2400 MHz, which is lower than the frequency of 2666 MHz for Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Therefore, the transfer speed of these processors in the basic mode will be lower than the 1400 and 1300X processors. In the table below, you can see the new Core i3 processors next to the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 processors.

Intel UHD Graphics 630 (up to 1,150MHz)

  Intel Core
i3-8350K
Intel Core
i3-8100
Ryzen 5
1400
Ryzen 3
1300X
Suggested Retail Price (MSRP $168) (MSRP $117) ($164.99 On Newegg)
Socket
LGA 1151 LGA 1151 PGA 1331 PGA 1131
Cores/Threads
4 / 4 4 / 4 4 / 8 4 / 4
Base Frequency
4.0 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Boost Frequency
N /A N/A 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Memory Speed
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2400 DDR4-1866 to DDR4-2667 DDR4-1866 to DDR4-2667
Memory Controller
Dual-Channel Dual-Channel Dual-Channel Dual-Channel
Unlocked Multiplier
Yes No Yes Yes
PCIe Lanes
x16 Gen3 x16 Gen 3 x16 Gen3 x16 Gen3
Integrated Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (up to 1,150MHz) No No
Cache (L2+L3)
8MB 8MB 10MB 10MB
Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake e Zen Zen
Process
14nm++ 14nm++ 14nm GloFo 14nm GloFo
TDP
91W 65W 65W 65W
(per 1K Unit) $168 $117 $169 $130

When we get to the lower end processors, the integrated GPU plays a more important role gaming and Intel products have this advantage. While AMD will use this feature on Ravenridge products in the future.

In the end, we have to say that there is fierce competition between the two blue and red companies in every part of the processor market. In order to be able to practically compare these processors, we have to wait for the release of the Coffee Lake family. So, wait for the practical comparison and benchmark processors in the future.

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