Intel Core i5-2500k vs. AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Intel Core i5-2500kCPU1 vs CPU2AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Intel Core i5-2500kAMD Ryzen 5 2600
3.30 GHzFrequency3.40 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (1 Core)3.90 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.70 GHz
4Cores6
NoHyperthreadingYes
YesOverclocking ?Yes
6.00 MBCache16.00 MB
Intel HD Graphics 3000GPU
0.85 GHzGPU frequency
1.10 GHzGPU (Turbo)
6GPU Generation
10.1DirectX Version
2Max. displays0
Execution units
NoCodec h264No
NoCodec JPEGNo
NoCodec h265 8bitNo
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
NoCodec VP8No
NoCodec VP9No
NoCodec VC-1No
NoCodec AVCNo
Sandy BridgeArchitectureZen+ (Pinnacle Ridge)
DDR3-1333MemoryDDR4-2933
2Memory channels2
NoECCYes
2.0PCIe version3.0
16PCIe lanes16
32 nmTechnology12 nm
LGA 1155SocketAM4
95WTDP65W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationAMD-V, SEV
Q1/2011Release dateQ2/2018
ca. 165 $Market priceca. 195 $
Amazon Amazon


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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
262 (70%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
374 (100%)



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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
894 (33%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
2736 (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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
127 (77%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
164 (100%)



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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461 (35%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1310 (100%)



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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
6405 (47%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
13511 (100%)



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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3158 (74%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
4280 (100%)



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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
9970 (46%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
21714 (100%)



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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1.54 (79%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1.96 (100%)



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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
5.42 (39%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
13.92 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

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.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
22.4 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
0 (0%)



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