Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i9-7900X

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Intel Core i9-7900X

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Price
$199.99
Prime Eligible Item
$985.95
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80673I97900X
Release Date April 2018 June 2017
Performance
(Charts)
37th
16th
Effective Value
12th
111th
TDP 95 Watts 140 Watts
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Series Ryzen 5 Core i9 X-Series
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge Skylake X
Socket AM4 LGA2066
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 6 10
CPU Threads 12 20
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3300MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4500MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 128GB
Cache L3 16.00MB 13.75MB
Critic Reviews

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

"Ten cores at 4.6GHz is an amazing achievement, giving you the best of all CPU worlds, and for a much lower price than the Core i7-6950X.Intel Core i9-7900X Review Benchmark9 Total ScoreIntel Core i9-7900X ReviewTen cores at 4.6GHz is an amazing..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i9-7900X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 80% cheaper, you can save $785.96.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 9 months later.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+300MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-7900X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 21%.
  • 4 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+300MHz).
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