Intel Core i9-9900KS vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

General info

Comparing Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.55
 
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Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Series
Intel Core i9
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Cezanne
Launch date
28 October 2019 (1 year ago)
 
13 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$513
 
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Price now
$1965 (3.8x MSRP)
 
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Technical specs

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.

Physical cores
8 (Octa-Core)
 
6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads
16
 
12
Base clock speed
4 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
Boost clock speed
5 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
16 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
7 nm
Die size
178 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
95 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
+
 
+

Compatibility

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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
AM4
Thermal design power (TDP)
127 Watt
 
65 Watt

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.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
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Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
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TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
SIPP
+
 
-

Security technologies

Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
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EDB
+
 
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Secure Key
+
 
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MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
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OS Guard
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G are enumerated here.

AMD-V
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+
VT-d
+
 
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VT-x
+
 
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EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

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.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
41.6 GB/s
 
51.196 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
 
Radeon Vega 7
Max video memory
64 GB
 
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Quick Sync Video
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096 x 2304@24Hz
 
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Max resolution over eDP
4096 x 2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096 x 2304@60Hz
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 5 5600G.

PCIe version
3.0
 
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PCI Express lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

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.

i9-9900KS 22.29
Ryzen 5 5600G 23.07 +3.5%

Passmark

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.

i9-9900KS 19562
Ryzen 5 5600G 20247 +3.5%

Gaming 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.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

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)

TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

SIPP

MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

QuickSyncVideo

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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