AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-6700K

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Mar 2018
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
4000 MHz / Cores: 4 / Aug 2015
Intel Core i7-6700K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    129%
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    159%
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 59% 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 i7-6700K

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 2600X Intel Core i7-6700K
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
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Intel Core i7-6700K
Architecture AMD_Zen_Plus vs Intel_Skylake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen vs Skylake
Release Date Mar 2018 vs Aug 2015

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Intel Core i7-6700K
Cores 6 vs 4
Threads 12 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs HD Graphics 530

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Intel Core i7-6700K
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 2600X Intel Core i7-6700K
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp unknown vs 72°C
Package uPGA vs
Die Size 192mm² vs unknown
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Intel Core i7-6700K
Cpu Frequency 3600 MHz vs 4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4250 MHz vs 4200 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    4675 points
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    4830 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    28987 points
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    22264 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    1403
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    880

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    176
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
    177.5

points - higher is better