Ryzen 5 5600G vs Core i9-10900K specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i9-10900K beats the Ryzen 5 5600G in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600G in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i9-10900K has significantly more cores with 10 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 5600G that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600G. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600G has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i9-10900K. Despite this, the Core i9-10900K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600G CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-10900K 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 Ryzen 5 5600G has more L2 cache than the Core i9-10900K. Despite this, the Core i9-10900K has slightly more L3 cache compared to the Ryzen 5 5600G.
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 5600G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.