AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i9-9900K

Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i9-9900K and the AMD Ryzen 5 1600. The first has 8 cores, 16 threads, a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, a turbo frequency of 5.0 GHz, a cache of 16 MB, a TDP of 95 W. The second has more than 6 cores, a total of 12 threads, its initial frequency is 3.2 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 3.6 GHz, its cache is 16 MB and its TDP is 65 W.


Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Intel Core i9-9900K
Family Ryzen Coffee Lake
Release date Q1 2017 Q4 2018
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm++
Cores 6 8
Threads 12 16
Base frequency 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.6 GHz 5.0 GHz
Cache 16 MB 16 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 64 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR4-2666
Max PCIe lanes 20 16
TDP 65 W 95 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,114 6,252
Geekbench 4 multi-core 19,013 33,494
Price $160 $539
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We notice that the processor Intel Core i9-9900K has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i9-9900K is higher, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is lower. The Intel Core i9-9900K is more recent.

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Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i9-9900K  6,252
AMD Ryzen 5 1600  4,114

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 52%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 76%.


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