AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i9-9940X

Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i9-9940X and the AMD Ryzen 5 1600. The first has 14 cores, 28 threads, a base frequency of 3.3 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz, a cache of 19.25 MB, a TDP of 165 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 i9-9940X
Family Ryzen Skylake-X
Release date Q1 2017 Q4 2018
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm++
Cores 6 14
Threads 12 28
Base frequency 3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.6 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cache 16 MB 19.25 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 128 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR4-2666
Max PCIe lanes 20 44
TDP 65 W 165 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,114 5,221
Geekbench 4 multi-core 19,013 43,720
Price $160 $2,030
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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 i9-9940X has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i9-9940X is higher, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is lower. The Intel Core i9-9940X is more recent.

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Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i9-9940X  5,221
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 27%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 130%.


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