Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-5960X

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X


Intel Core i7-5960X

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Pangoly Score - 92
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80648I75960X
Release Date April 2018 August 2014
Effective Value
TDP 95 Watts 140 Watts
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Series Ryzen 5 Core i7 4th Gen
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge Haswell-E
Socket AM4 LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 6 8
CPU Threads 12 16
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3500MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 16.00MB 20.00MB
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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-5960X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 82% cheaper, you can save $846.00.
  • Slightly better average performance, around 3%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+600MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+700MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-5960X:

  • 2 more cores.
  • 4 more threads.
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