Intel Core i9-9900KS vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
Comparing Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Information on Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.
General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.
Available interfaces and connections of Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G integrated GPUs.
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G.
Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
Let's see how good Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.
Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Competitors of Core i9-9900KS from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9900KS from AMD is Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i9-9900KS:
Competitors of Ryzen 5 5600G from Intel
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 5600G from Intel is Core i5-11600KF, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 5600G:
Advantages of Intel Core i9-9900KS
Higher boost clock speed (5000 vs 4400 MHz)
Higher base clock speed (4000 vs 3900 MHz)
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)
TSX-NI (Transactional Synchronization Extensions New Instructions - hardware acceleration of multithreaded calculations for Intel CPUs)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
3.5% better performance in benchmarks
Much newer (13 April 2021 vs 28 October 2019)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Lower power consumption (65W vs 127W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
So, which one is the better CPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-9900KS and AMD Ryzen 5 5600G. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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