Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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$209.99
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Pangoly Score - 92
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80662I56600K
Release Date April 2018 December 2014
Performance
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26th
35th
Effective Value
15th
40th
TDP 95 Watts 91 Watts
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Pros -
  • Overclocking capabilities
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • No heatsink included
  • 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 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 16.00MB 6.00MB
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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-6600K 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:

  • 15% cheaper, you can save $36.00.
  • Around 5% better average performance.
  • Better Effective Value.
  • Newer Product, it was realeased around 3 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+100MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+300MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake:

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