Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core 2 Q9550

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Intel Core 2 Q9550

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Price
$199.99
Prime Eligible Item
$269.95
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80569Q9550
Release Date April 2018 -
Performance
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37th
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Effective Value
11th
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TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Ryzen 5 Core 2 Quad
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge Yorkfield
Socket AM4 LGA775
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 12 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 2830MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz -
CPU Cooler included Yes Yes
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 45 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 16.00MB 0.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Gaming optimisations are still an issue, but computational power is unquestionable and system value is..."

"Intels Core 2 Quad Q9550 is just one model below the most powerful processor in this series, the Q9650.Although its clock speed of 2.83 GHz is 6% lower than its big brothers 3 GHz, we measured its performance to be 2.4% behind the more powerful..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core 2 Q9550. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 26% cheaper, you can save $69.96.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+770MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core 2 Q9550:

  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
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