AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i7-10700KF

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 10th Generation Core i7 8 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
$ 87.98 significantly less expensive
$ 310

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

73 %
91 %
24% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
16% slightly better gaming score
83 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
94 %
42% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

64 %
97 %
51% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8,150
8,580
5% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,613
22% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
1,316

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

8,111
11,144
37% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
8
33% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
16
33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
10% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
92% significantly lower TDP
125 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
512 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
49% significantly more L2 cache
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

146th of 1,327
76th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
10th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
May 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4-2933

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i7-10700KF comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-10700KF beats the Ryzen 5 5600X in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 5600X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-10700KF has slightly more cores than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Indeed, the Core i7-10700KF has 8 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 5600X. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-10700KF has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 5600X. Also, the Core i7-10700KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-10700KF CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. 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 i7-10700KF. 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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