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

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-10700K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Intel Core i7-10700K
AMD Ryzen 5 Family Intel Core i7
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 i7-9700K
-- Successor Intel Core i7-11700K

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

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

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
51.2 GB/s Bandwidth 45.8 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

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 125 W
-- TDP (PL2) 229 W @ 56 s
-- 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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1593 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1309 (82%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
10988 (87%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
12678 (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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
604 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
524 (87%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
4562 (86%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5292 (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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
258 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
228 (88%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1970 (84%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
2344 (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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1572 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1283 (82%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
8420 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
7923 (94%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
7990 (87%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9145 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
7 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5.5 (79%)
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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%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
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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 @ 3.70 GHz
157 (82%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
192 (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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
22180 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
19249 (87%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and the Intel Core i7-10700K


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.

Leaderboards

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