AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i7-4790K

AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 6 / Mar 2018
AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel Socket 1150 DESKTOP
4000 MHz / Cores: 4 / May 2014
Intel Core i7-4790K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    124%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    107%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    156%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 56% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790K

7% higher single threaded performance.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 5 2600.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i7-4790K
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i7-4790K
Architecture AMD_Zen_Plus vs Intel_Haswell
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR3
Codename Zen vs Haswell
Release Date Mar 2018 vs May 2014

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i7-4790K
Cores 6 vs 4
Threads 12 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel HD 4600

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i7-4790K
L1 Cache 96 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 16384 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i7-4790K
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs Intel Socket 1150
Max Case Temp unknown vs 72°C
Package uPGA vs
Die Size 192mm² vs 177mm²
Process 14 nm vs 22 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i7-4790K
Cpu Frequency 3400 MHz vs 4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3900 MHz vs 4400 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 65 W vs 88 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    4290 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    4928 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    27376 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    21504 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (simulated)
    161.51
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    174

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (simulated)
    1325.06
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    846

points - higher is better