Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-8400

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Intel Core i5-8400

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$199.99
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$184.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80684I58400
Release Date April 2018 October 2017
Performance
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37th
42nd
Effective Value
12th
8th
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Ryzen 5 Core i5 8th Gen
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge Coffee Lake
Socket AM4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No Intel UHD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 6 6
CPU Threads 12 6
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 2800MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4000MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes Yes
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 16.00MB 9.00MB
Critic Reviews

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

"Anyone looking to buy a completely new desktop PC today should avoid previous-generation Intel CPUs simply because you get more physical cores at all price levels with 8th Gen Core models as well as AMD's entire Ryzen lineup. The Core i5-8400 is an..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-8400. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 2%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • 6 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+800MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-8400:

  • 8% cheaper, you can save $15.00.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
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