AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i5-7500

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 7th Generation Core i5 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 295.00
$ 215.95
$ 79.05 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

43 %
79% significantly better overall score
24 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

60 %
30% slightly better gaming score
46 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
100% significantly better multitasking score
19 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

37 %
105% significantly better heavy workload score
18 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

69% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

108% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

40% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

9% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score
Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

39% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (multi) score
Geekbench 6 (single) score

Geekbench 6 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

11% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

200% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.4 GHz
3.4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3.9 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed
3.8 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

576 KiB
125% significantly more L1 cache
256 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
200% significantly more L2 cache
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
166% significantly more L3 cache
6 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

177th of 627
337th of 627


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
7th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
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


Ryzen 5 2600 vs Core i5-7500 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 2600 beats the Core i5-7500 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-7500 in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600 has significantly more cores than the Core i5-7500. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i5-7500. It also has more threads than the Core i5-7500. According to our data, the Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-7500 have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 2600 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. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 5 2600 has more L2 cache than the Core i5-7500. The Ryzen 5 2600 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. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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