Intel Core i5-9600K vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Intel Core i5-9600K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i5-9600K

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

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-9600K

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Intel Core i5-9600K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-9600K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-9600KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
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
3DNow!
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR

Architecture

Intel Core i5-9600KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsAMD_Zen_Plus
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameCoffee LakevsZen
Release DateSep 2018vsMar 2018

Cores

Intel Core i5-9600KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Cores6vs6
Threads6vs12
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i5-9600KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs96 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache9216 KB (shared)vs16384 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-9600KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsAMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA1151vsuPGA
Die Sizeunknownvs192mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-9600KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Cpu Frequency3700 MHzvs3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4500 MHzvs4250 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP95 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-9600K
    5400 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    4675 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-9600K
    26640 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    28987 points

Points - higher is better