Core i5-8600 vs Ryzen 5 5500 comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5500 is faster than the Core i5-8600. Despite this, the Core i5-8600 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Ryzen 5 5500 has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5500 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-8600. Despite this, the Core i5-8600 has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 5500 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i5-8600. The Ryzen 5 5500 also has significantly 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 i5-8600 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.