Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Ryzen 5 1500X

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Price
$259.99
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$154.33
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 87
Brand Intel AMD
Model BX80684I59600K YD150XBBAEBOX
Release Date October 2018 April 2017
Performance
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24th
76th
Effective Value
13th
27th
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Core i5 9th Gen Ryzen 5
Core Name Coffee Lake Summit Ridge
Socket LGA1151 AM4
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 6 8
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz 3700MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
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..."

"The new AMD RYZEN CPU series has proven to be a huge breakthrough for AMD and is the first time in a long while that they have been able to put up a good hard fight with what Intel has to offer. In our tests, the RYZEN 1500X really proved just how..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Ryzen 5 1500X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-9600K:

  • Much better average performance, around 42%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 18 months later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+900MHz).

Reasons to pick the Ryzen 5 1500X:

  • 41% cheaper, you can save $105.66.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • 2 more threads.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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