Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Price
$179.99
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$199.91
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 89
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80662I56400
Release Date April 2018 September 2015
Performance
(Charts)
37th
95th
Effective Value
10th
75th
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Pros -
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • Not much faster than Haswell
Series Ryzen 5 Core i5 6th Gen
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge Skylake
Socket AM4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 12 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 2700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3300MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes Yes
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 16.00MB 6.00MB
Critic Reviews

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

"What is the Intel Core i5-6400? The Core i5-6400 sits squarely in the middle of Intel's mainstream desktop processor range. Packing the latest Skylake architecture and 14nm manufacturing process as the company's flagship Core i7 6700K it has everything..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 10% cheaper, you can save $19.92.
  • Much better average performance, around 44%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+900MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+900MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake:

  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (HD Graphics 530).
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