AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i7-4790K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-4790K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Intel Core i7-4790K
AMD Ryzen 5 Family Intel Core i7
AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU group Intel Core i 4000
4 Generation 4
Vermeer (Zen 3) Architecture Devils Canyon S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 4
12 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 4.00 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.40 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.20 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.25 GHz
GPU Generation 7.5
Technology 22 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 20
Shader 160
Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-3200 Memory
128 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 Memory channels 2
51.2 GB/s Bandwidth --
Yes ECC No
3.00 MB L2 Cache
32.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 88 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 nm Technology 22 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 1150
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2020 Release date Q2/2014
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1069 (67%)
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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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4936 (45%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
411 (68%)
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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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1982 (43%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
169 (66%)
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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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
854 (43%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1073 (68%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4001 (48%)
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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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3765 (47%)
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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.25 GHz
400 (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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
84 (54%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
8071 (36%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
407 (100%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4302 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
16686 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. 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
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1.97 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. 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
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
9.67 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
33.4 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



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