AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-8600K

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Mar 2018
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Intel Core i5-8600K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Jan 2018
Intel Core i5-8600K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    114%
  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    100%
  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    106%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    135%
  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 35% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-8600K

6% higher single threaded performance.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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



Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i5-8600K
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i5-8600K
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsIntel_Coffelake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZenvsCoffee Lake
Release DateMar 2018vsJan 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i5-8600K
Cores6vs6
Threads12vs6
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel UHD 630

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i5-8600K
L1 Cache96 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache16384 KB (shared)vs9216 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i5-8600K
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Tempunknownvs72°C
PackageuPGAvsFC-LGA1151
Die Size192mm²vs151mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i5-8600K
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4250 MHzvs4300 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    4675 points
  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    5160 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    28987 points
  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    25920 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    1403
  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    1038

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    176
  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    187

points - higher is better