AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i7-4790K

AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 6 / Mar 2018
AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel Socket 1150DESKTOP
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 2600Intel 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 2600Intel Core i7-4790K
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsIntel_Haswell
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameZenvsHaswell
Release DateMar 2018vsMay 2014

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 2600Intel Core i7-4790K
Cores6vs4
Threads12vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 4600

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 2600Intel Core i7-4790K
L1 Cache96 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache16384 KB (shared)vs8192 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 2600Intel Core i7-4790K
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 1150
Max Case Tempunknownvs72°C
PackageuPGAvs
Die Size192mm²vs177mm²
Process14 nmvs22 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 2600Intel Core i7-4790K
Cpu Frequency3400 MHzvs4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3900 MHzvs4400 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP65 Wvs88 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