Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Price
$199.99
Prime Eligible Item
$317.81
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 94
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80662I76700K
Release Date April 2018 August 2015
Performance
(Charts)
37th
43rd
Effective Value
12th
56th
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 i7 6th Gen
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge -
Socket AM4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 12 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4200MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 16.00MB 8.00MB
Critic Reviews

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-6700K 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:

  • 37% cheaper, you can save $117.82.
  • Slightly better average performance, around 3%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake:

  • Around 4% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (HD Graphics 530).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+400MHz).
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