AMD Ryzen 3 1300X vs Intel Core i5-6600K

Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i5-6600K and the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X. The first has 4 cores, 4 threads, a base frequency of 3.5 GHz, a turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz, a cache of 6 MB, a TDP of 91 W. The second has more than 4 cores, a total of 4 threads, its initial frequency is 3.5 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 3.7 GHz, its cache is 8 MB and its TDP is 65 W.


Processor AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Intel Core i5-6600K
Family Ryzen Skylake
Release date Q3 2017 Q3 2015
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm
Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cache 8 MB 6 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 64 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Max PCIe lanes 20 16
TDP 65 W 91 W
Geekbench 4 single core 3,969 4,916
Geekbench 4 multi-core 11,220 14,148
Price $128 $229
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We note that both have the same number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i5-6600K is higher, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X is lower. The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X is more recent.

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Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i5-6600K  4,916
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X  3,969

This graph allows us to better evaluate the power comparison between the two chips. For each value, it is an average of the last 250 results on the benchmark platform. We observe that the difference in single core is 24%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 26%.


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