Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-6950X

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X


Intel Core i7-6950X

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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80671I76950X
Release Date April 2018 November 2016
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TDP 95 Watts 140 Watts
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Series Ryzen 5 Core i7 6th Gen
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge Broadwell-E
Socket AM4 LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 6 10
CPU Threads 12 20
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3500MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 16.00MB 25.00MB
Critic Reviews

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

"Intel has coined a new marketing term, "megatasking", to describe situations that warrant having 10 cores and 20 threads. Not all software can take advantage of them, so Intel imagines users will do several things at once, such as playing a game,..."

Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-6950X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 89% cheaper, you can save $1,376.01.
  • Hugely better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 17 months 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 i7-6950X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 4%.
  • 4 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
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