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

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

Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
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 2600XIntel 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 2600XIntel Core i7-6700K
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZenvsSkylake
Release DateMar 2018vsAug 2015

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i7-6700K
Cores6vs4
Threads12vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsHD Graphics 530

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i7-6700K
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 2600XIntel Core i7-6700K
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Tempunknownvs72°C
PackageuPGAvs
Die Size192mm²vsunknown
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i7-6700K
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4250 MHzvs4200 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 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