Intel Core i5-8550 vs AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Intel Core i5-8550
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
3000 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i5-8550

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3300 MHz / Cores: 6 / Jun 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    105%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    113%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    123%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-8550

13% higher single threaded performance.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 23% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

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



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-8550 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
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 i5-8550 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Architecture Intel_Coffelake vs AMD_Zen
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Coffee Lake vs Zen
Release Date Sep 2018 vs Jun 2017

Cores

Intel Core i5-8550 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Cores 6 vs 6
Threads 6 vs 12
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics UHD Graphics 630 vs No

Cache

Intel Core i5-8550 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 9216 KB (shared) vs 16384 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-8550 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs AMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp 72°C vs unknown
Package FC-LGA1151 vs uPGA
Die Size unknown vs 192mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-8550 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Cpu Frequency 3000 MHz vs 3300 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4300 MHz vs 3700 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage variable vs unknown
TDP 65 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    5160 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    4070 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    21600 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    26571 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8550 (simulated)
    182.75
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    161

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8550 (simulated)
    1006.07
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    1245

points - higher is better