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

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake

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Price
$1,699.99
Prime Eligible Item
$231.52
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80662I56600K
Release Date August 2018 December 2014
Performance
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1st
41st
Effective Value
115th
42nd
TDP 250 Watts 91 Watts
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Pros -
  • Overclocking capabilities
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • No heatsink included
  • 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 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB -
Cache L3 8.00MB 6.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Who really needs 32 cores? The answer is fairly limited, but the perspective that AMD offers is that the new Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is quite a bit less expensive than Intel's current (though dated) flagship, the 18-core Core i9-7980XE, and handily ..."

"Though limited to four cores/four threads, the Core i5-6600K is a strong pick for price-conscious performance hounds and future-looking gamers seeking a powerful CPU at a reasonable price. Read..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i5-6600K 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 36% better average performance.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 28 more cores.
  • 60 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+300MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake:

  • 86% cheaper, you can save $1,468.47.
  • Better Effective Value.
  • Around 64% lower TDP.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (HD Graphics 530).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+500MHz).
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