Intel Core i5-7600 vs AMD FX-9590

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

27 %
27 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

50 %
28% slightly better gaming score
39 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

20 %
23 %
15% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

20 %
22 %
10% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

19% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

108% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.5 GHz
4.7 GHz
34% slightly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
238% significantly lower TDP
220 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
8 MiB
700% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

6 MiB
8 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

468th of 1,239
472nd of 1,239


The product line

7th Generation Core i5
FX 8-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-7600 vs FX-9590 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the FX-9590 beats the Core i5-7600 in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-7600 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the FX-9590 has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the FX-9590 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-7600. A Core i5-7600 CPU outputs less heat than a FX-9590 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the FX-9590 has more L2 cache than the Core i5-7600. The FX-9590 also has slightly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Core i5-7600 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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