Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-8600K

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Price
$174.99
Prime Eligible Item
$294.99
Availability Out of Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80684I58600K
Release Date April 2018 October 2017
Performance
(Charts)
38th
26th
Effective Value
6th
25th
TDP 95 Watts 95 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 3600MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4300MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes No
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..."

"The Intel Core i5-8600 retails for $229 or €210 at our friends at Caseking. Practically same performance as i5-8600K Higher single-threaded performance than competition 6 cores, large multi-threaded gains over the previous generation Integrated..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-8600K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 41% cheaper, you can save $120.00.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • 6 more threads.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-8600K:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 10%.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+100MHz).
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