Intel Core i7-8700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD is back with a revision of their desktop CPUs and this time they’ve polished out most of the kinks and brought out a CPU that’s all set to set fire to the CPU battle yet again. The new lineup is led by the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X which is still rocking 8 cores / 16 threads but thanks to a new process node, it is supposedly more efficient and performant as well.

The Ryzen 7 2700X is retailing at an SEP (Suggested Electronic Price) of Rs 24,490 and we’ve seen Indian retailers selling it for Rs 29,488 which is roughly Rs 2,000 more than the Intel Core i7 8700K that it’s set to compete against. The Intel Core i7-8700K is the current king of the hill. It has two fewer cores than the AMD CPU but its IPC is way greater and thus, it excels in single-core performance. Let’s see how they match up this time.

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