AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-9400F

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 9th Generation Core i5 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 222
$ 130
$ 92.40 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

73 %
55% significantly better overall score
47 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
31% slightly better gaming score
74 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
73% significantly better multitasking score
38 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

64 %
72% significantly better heavy workload score
37 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8,150
78% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score
4,562

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,613
52% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
1,055

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

8,111
59% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score
5,085

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
100% significantly more threads
6

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
27% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
12% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

20
25% slightly more pcie lanes
16

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
Identical
128 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
Identical
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
255% significantly more L3 cache
9 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

145th of 1,327
359th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
9th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
February 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4-2666

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i5-9400F benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5600X is faster than the Core i5-9400F. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-9400F in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Ryzen 5 5600X has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-9400F. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600X 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 cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600X has significantly more L2 cache than the Core i5-9400F. The Ryzen 5 5600X also has significantly more L3 cache.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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