AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i7-10700K

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-10700K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Intel Core i7-10700K

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i7-10700K - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.60 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X was released in Q4/2020.

The Intel Core i7-10700K has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-10700K was released in Q2/2020.
AMD Ryzen 5 (86) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
AMD Ryzen 5000 (14) CPU group Intel Core i 10000 (43)
4 Generation 10
Vermeer (Zen 3) Architecture Comet Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Predecessor Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Successor Intel Core i7-11700K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) while the Intel Core i7-10700K has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-10700K is at 3.80 GHz (5.10 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
6 Cores 8
12 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.80 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.10 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.90 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i7-10700K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

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
-- Compute units 24
-- Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
-- DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
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 & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The Intel Core i7-10700K supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 46.9 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2933
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 46.9 GB/s
Yes ECC No
3.00 MB L2 Cache --
32.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 65 W, while the Intel Core i7-10700K has a TDP of 125 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 125 W
-- TDP (PL2) 229 W @ 56 s
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 95 W
90 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is manufactured in 7 nm and has 35.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i7-10700K is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 16.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Characteristic Intel Core i7-10700K
7 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
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 (PGA 1331) Socket LGA 1200
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2020 Release date Q2/2020
299 $ Release price 374 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K (84%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 9 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (91%)
Intel Core i7-10700K (97%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
94 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
74 (79%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
639 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
618 (97%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1593 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1309 (82%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
10988 (87%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
12678 (100%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1572 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1347 (86%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
8420 (91%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
9268 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
2113 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1636 (77%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
9279 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
8629 (93%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
604 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
524 (87%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
4562 (86%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
5292 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
157 (82%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
192 (100%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
21955 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
19094 (87%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
624 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
555 (89%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
4784 (85%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5614 (100%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
258 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
228 (88%)

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
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1970 (84%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
2344 (100%)

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
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
10,988 CB R23 MC @ 76 W
145 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
3.80 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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Comparison of the two processors

With the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and the Intel Core i7-10700K, 2 desktop processors that were released in 2020 are compared here. The Intel Core i7-10700K already in the second quarter, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X only in the fourth quarter.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a 6-core processor that is overclockable and supports hyperthreading technology. The Intel Core i7-10700K, on ​​the other hand, is an octacore processor, i.e. a processor with 8 cores that can also be overclocked and supports hyperthreading.

The base clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 3.70 gigahertz and increases in turbo mode up to 4.60 gigahertz. The base clock of the Intel Core i7-10700K, on ​​the other hand, is 3.80 gigahertz and the turbo clock is even up to 5.10 gigahertz.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X requires a dedicated graphics card for image output due to the lack of an internal graphics unit. The "Intel UHD Graphics 630" iGPU with 24 execution and 192 shader units is integrated in the Intel Core i7-10700K. The graphics unit manufactured using the 14 nanometer process has a basic clock rate of 0.35 gigahertz and a maximum dynamic clock frequency of up to 1.20 gigahertz. The iGPU is able to display an image on up to 3 screens at the same time.

Both processors have 2 memory channels with which RAM modules of the DDR4 type are supported. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X supports clock rates of up to 3200 megahertz, the Intel Core i7-10700K only supports clock rates of up to 2933 megahertz. However, these are only the official information; in practice, both processors also support significantly higher clock rates.

For possible expansion cards, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has 20 PCIe lines of type 4.0 and the Intel Core i7-10700K 16 PCIe lines of type 3.0.

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