AMD Ryzen 3 1200 vs Intel Core i5-6400

AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel Core i5-6400

General info

Comparing Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
23.35
 
10.32
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 3
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Skylake
Release date
27 July 2017
 
1 September 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$109
 
$187
Price now
$85
 
$193

Technical specs

Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
3.3 GHz
FSB
4 × 8 GT / s
 
4 × 8 GT / s
L1 cache
384 KB
 
256 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
8 MB
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
213 mm2
 
122 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
71 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4800 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1
Socket
Socket AM4
 
FCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
39.74 GB / s
 
34.1 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400.
Integrated graphics
-
 
Graphics max frequency
-
 
950 MHz
Max video memory
-
 
64 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
-
 
+
InTru 3D
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
-
 
3
eDP
-
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
-
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
-
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
-
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
-
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
-
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
-
 
N / A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
-
 
12
OpenGL
-
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 3 1200 21.18
i5-6400 21.26 +0.4%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 3 1200 4178
i5-6400 5088 +21.8%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 3 1200 13961
i5-6400 18297 +31.1%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 3 1200 2 +1.3%
i5-6400 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 3 1200 6
i5-6400 6 +7.3%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 3 1200 135 +0.7%
i5-6400 134

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 3 1200 480
i5-6400 510 +6.3%

wPrime 32

Ryzen 3 1200 13
i5-6400 10 +19.3%

x264 encoding pass 1

Ryzen 3 1200 160 +6.7%
i5-6400 150

x264 encoding pass 2

Ryzen 3 1200 33
i5-6400 34 +3%

TrueCrypt AES

Ryzen 3 1200 3
i5-6400 3 +3.8%

Passmark

Ryzen 3 1200 6738
i5-6400 6764 +0.4%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
37 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 3 1200 and Core i5-6400 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 1200

Much newer (27 July 2017 vs 1 September 2015)
Cheaper ($109 vs $187)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i5-6400

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, Ryzen 3 1200 or Core i5-6400?

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