Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Price
$274.99
$1,729.99
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Brand Intel AMD
Model BX80684I59600K YD299XAZAFWOF
Release Date October 2018 August 2018
Performance
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23rd
1st
Effective Value
15th
123rd
TDP 95 Watts 250 Watts
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Series Core i5 9th Gen Ryzen Threadripper
Core Name Coffee Lake -
Socket LGA1151 TR4
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 6 32
CPU Threads 6 64
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz 4200MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 12 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 1TB
Cache L3 1.50MB 8.00MB
Critic Reviews

"While testing the Core i5 9600K the multi-threaded performance was a bit lack-luster, this proc really could have used SMT (Hyper-threading). However, Intel carefully examined the Achilles heel of Ryzen processors and realized that with (and only) very..."

"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..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-9600K:

  • 84% cheaper, you can save $1,455.00.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Around 62% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+700MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+400MHz).

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 27%.
  • 26 more cores.
  • 58 more threads.
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