Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake

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Price
$1,719.99
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$225.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80662I56600
Release Date August 2018 September 2015
Performance
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1st
55th
Effective Value
115th
56th
TDP 250 Watts 91 Watts
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Pros -
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • Not much faster than Haswell
Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i5 6th Gen
Core Name - Skylake
Socket TR4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 32 4
CPU Threads 64 4
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 3300MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 64GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 6.00MB
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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

  • Around 42% better average performance.
  • Newer Product, it was realeased around 3 years later.
  • 28 more cores.
  • 60 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+300MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake:

  • 87% cheaper, you can save $1,494.00.
  • Better Effective Value.
  • Around 64% lower TDP.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (HD Graphics 530).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+300MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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