Intel Core i9-9900K vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i9-9900K

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    135%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    123%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    148%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-9900K

Much higher single threaded performance (around 23% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 48% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X.
Around 35% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

None

Intel Core i9-9900K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-9900K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i9-9900K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-9900K

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



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
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
3DNow!
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR

Architecture

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsAMD_Zen_Plus
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameCoffee LakevsZen
Release DateSep 2018vsMar 2018

Cores

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Cores8vs6
Threads16vs12
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs96 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache16896 KB (shared)vs16384 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsAMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA14CvsuPGA
Die Sizeunknownvs192mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i9-9900KAMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed5000 MHzvs4250 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    6000 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    4675 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    41472 points
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    28987 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    2077
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    1403

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    218
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    176

points - higher is better