Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i9-7960X

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Intel Core i9-7960X

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Price
$174.99
Prime Eligible Item
$1,487.83
Availability Out of Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80673I97960X
Release Date April 2018 September 2017
Performance
(Charts)
38th
6th
Effective Value
6th
126th
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 16
CPU Threads 12 32
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 2800MHz
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 22.00MB
Critic Reviews

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

"The 7980XE and 7960X are super expensive, and Intel has made them that way for a reason; they are niche products that offer more all-around performance than what is out there on the market. The best analogy I can think of is one where a 7700K is like a BMW M5 or a Tesla Model-S, Threadripper 1950X would be the Mercedes McLaren SLR, and the Skylake- ..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i9-7960X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • 88% cheaper, you can save $1,312.84.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • Around 42% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+800MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-7960X:

  • Much better average performance, around 30%.
  • 10 more cores.
  • 20 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
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