AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs. Intel Core i9-10900K

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-10900K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Intel Core i9-10900K
AMD Ryzen Family Intel Core i9
AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU group Intel Core i 10000
4 Generation 10
Vermeer (Zen 3) Architecture Comet Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Predecessor Intel Core i9-9900K
-- Successor Intel Core i9-11900K

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 10
12 Threads 20
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 5.30 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.90 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
GPU Generation 9.5
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 24
Shader 192
Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2933
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
Yes ECC No
3.00 MB L2 Cache
32.00 MB L3 Cache 20.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 125 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 95 W
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
AM4 Socket LGA 1200
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2020 Release date Q2/2020
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1593 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1382 (87%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
11268 (71%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
15945 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
604 (94%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
645 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
4562 (71%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
6419 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
258 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
232 (90%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1970 (74%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
2668 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1572 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1417 (90%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
8420 (74%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
11344 (100%)
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Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
7 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
7 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
--
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
126 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
22180 (92%)
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
24090 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Intel Core i9-10900K
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This is a very interesting comparison, because the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is more of a mid-range CPU from AMD, albeit a potent one, whereas the Intel Core i9-10900K is in the upper range from Intel's CPU program.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X was launched in the fourth quarter of 2020, while the Intel Core i9-10900K was already released by Intel in the second quarter of 2020.

The 7-nanometer AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 cores, supports hyperthreading and is overclockable. The Intel Core i9-10900K, on ​​the other hand, has a clear advantage in terms of the number of processor cores, because the processor has 10 cores. However, it is still manufactured using the much more inefficient 14 nanometer process.

This means that the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has enough turbo clock speed to achieve a 10% better performance in the single-core benchmarks. In the multi-core benchmarks, the Intel Core i9-10900K naturally overtakes the AMD processor due to the 4 more cores, but this is also paid for by a significantly higher power consumption. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 65 watts and that of the Intel Core i9-10900K is almost twice as high at 125 watts.

However, it should not be left unmentioned that the Intel Core i9-10900K has an internal graphics unit, which also plays a role in power consumption.

Both processors have 2 memory channels that can be used to control memory modules of the DDR4 type. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X supports modules with a clock rate of up to 3200 megahertz, the Intel Core i9-10900K only supports modules with up to 2933 megahertz. Both processors agree on the size of the main memory, both support up to 128 gigabytes here. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X still has an advantage, because the AMD processor supports ECC memory that the Intel Core i9-10900K does not.

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