Intel Core i7-6700K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-6700K CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Intel Core i7-6700K AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
4.00 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.80 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.50 GHz
4 Cores 12
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
normal Core architecture normal
Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
12 DirectX Version
3 Max. displays
24 Execution units
192 Shader
64 GB Max. GPU Memory
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
Decode Codec VP9 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No
Skylake Architecture Vermeer (Zen 3)
Memory DDR4-3200
2 Memory channels 2
64 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache 6.00 MB
8.00 MB L3 Cache 64.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 4.0
16 PCIe lanes 20
14 nm Technology 7 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
LGA 1151 Socket AM4
91W TDP (PL1) 105W
Yes AES-NI Yes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SEV
Q3/2015 Release date Q4/2020
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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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1124 (69%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1622 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
5640 (26%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
21878 (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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
421 (66%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
637 (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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
2059 (24%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
8468 (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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
180 (67%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
270 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
888 (24%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
3684 (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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1151 (70%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1646 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
4459 (30%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
14650 (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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
--
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
369.3 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
4757 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
17028 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
2.19 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
9.92 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
41.4 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
11108 (28%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
39564 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-6700K AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Schenker XMG mit Intel Core i7-6700K
Memory PC mit Intel Core i7-6700K
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