AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i9-9990XE: performance


Performance comparison between the two processors, with the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and the Intel Core i9-9990XE. The first has a turbo frequency of 4,2 GHz, with 6 cores, and the second has a maximum frequency of 5,1 GHz, with a total of 14 cores.

Geekbench 4:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i9-9990XE  6 179
 49 284
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X  4 670
 22 045

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of the last 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 32%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 124%.

Cinebench R15:

Processor Cinebench R15 – Score
Intel Core i9-9990XE  221
 3,732
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X  179
 1,403

Cinebench R15 allows to evaluate the performance of a CPU by rendering a photorealistic 3D scene. The scene has 2,000 objects, 300,000 polygons, antialiasing, uses sharp and fuzzy reflections, bright areas, procedural shaders, shadows, etc. The faster the rendering of the scene is created, the more powerful the PC is, with a high number of points.

On this software, there is a difference of 23% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap reaches 166%.