Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-8700

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Intel Core i7-8700

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Price
$179.99
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$299.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80684I78700
Release Date April 2018 October 2017
Performance
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37th
25th
Effective Value
9th
27th
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Ryzen 5 Core i7 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 12
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3200MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4600MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes Yes
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 16.00MB 12.00MB
Critic Reviews

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

"Intel's Core i7-8700 is surprisingly similar to the company's more expensive -8700K in our benchmarks. You do lose the ability to overclock, but save $50 dollars in the exchange. Unfortunately, Intel's bundled cooler isn't able to cope with the..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-8700. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 40% cheaper, you can save $120.00.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+400MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-8700:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 11%.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+400MHz).
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