Compare Processors: Intel Core i9-9900K vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Intel Core i9-9900K

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$484.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand Intel AMD
Model BX80684I99900K YD2600BBAFBOX
Release Date October 2018 April 2018
Performance
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7th
48th
Effective Value
40th
6th
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Core i9 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 16 12
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3400MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 12 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 2.00MB 16.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Intel might be late to the game with its first mainstream octa-core processor, but the Intel Core i9-9900K is an impressive debut. The Intel Core i9-9900K's incredible increase in processing power can't be understated, and this CPU will be a boon to any..."

"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 i9-9900K 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 i9-9900K:

  • Much better average performance, around 37%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 4 more threads.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+1100MHz).

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600:

  • 69% cheaper, you can save $335.00.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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