Intel Core i7-2600K vs AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
Comparing Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
64 KB (per core)
128K (per core)
256K (per core)
512K (per core)
8 MB (shared)
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Fast Memory Access
Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X.
Clear Video HD
Graphics max frequency
Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 3 2300X 10.08 +46.5%
Ryzen 3 2300X 8053 +46.4%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i7-2600K
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Idle States (a set of CPU idle states of varied depth, used for energy saving purposes)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
46.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 August 2018 vs 9 January 2011)
Higher maximum frequency (4200 vs 3800 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3500 vs 3400 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core i7-2600K or Ryzen 3 2300X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 3 2300X.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i7-2600K and Ryzen 3 2300X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.