Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Price
$174.99
Prime Eligible Item
$224.44
Availability Out of Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 91
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80662I56500
Release Date April 2018 September 2015
Performance
(Charts)
38th
81st
Effective Value
6th
70th
TDP 95 Watts 91 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 3200MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3600MHz
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..."

"Anyway, the Core i5-6500 is a good CPU for an intermediate work or gaming PC. However, if your priority is keep the low cost, the Core i3-6100 is still a more interesting option. On the other hand, if you need CPU multi-task performance, the Core i7-6700K is a better deal."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-6500 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:

  • 22% cheaper, you can save $49.45.
  • Much better average performance, around 30%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+400MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+600MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake:

  • Around 4% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (HD Graphics 530).
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