Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Intel Core i7-9700K

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600

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Price
$449.00
$149.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand Intel AMD
Model BX80684I79700K YD2600BBAFBOX
Release Date October 2018 April 2018
Performance
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12th
46th
Effective Value
35th
5th
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Core i7 9th Gen Ryzen 5
Core Name Coffee Lake Pinnacle Ridge
Socket LGA1151 AM4
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 8 6
CPU Threads 8 12
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3400MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4900MHz 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 12 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 1.50MB 16.00MB
Critic Reviews

"For the enthusiasts among us who have some breathing room in their budgets, Core i7-9700K is a much smarter choice for gaming than the pricey Core i9-9900K. It serves up similar performance at a significantly lower price. It's no slouch in heavier..."

"AMD Ryzen 5 2600 delivers excellent performance when it comes to games and productivity applications. It is also a great choice if you are building your own PC in a compact case since it has a 65W TDP. The Ryzen 5 2600 is more than just a quality gaming CPU; with its multi-threaded chops, it also has a good value chip."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-9700K:

  • Much better average performance, around 31%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+1000MHz).

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600:

  • 67% cheaper, you can save $299.01.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • 4 more threads.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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