Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i9-7940X

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Intel Core i9-7940X

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Price
$199.99
Prime Eligible Item
$1,306.46
Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80673I97940X
Release Date April 2018 September 2017
Performance
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37th
11th
Effective Value
12th
120th
TDP 95 Watts 165 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 14
CPU Threads 12 28
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3100MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4400MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 128GB
Cache L3 16.00MB 19.25MB
Critic Reviews

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

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i9-7940X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 85% cheaper, you can save $1,106.47.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • Around 42% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+500MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-7940X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 26%.
  • 8 more cores.
  • 16 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
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