AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i5-10400F
Comparing Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
96K (per core)
64K (per core)
512K (per core)
256K (per core)
16 MB (shared)
12 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F 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 Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Yes with Intel® ME
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 5 1600X 14.74 +0.4%
Ryzen 5 1600X 13078 +0.4%
Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-10400F are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($290.00 USD vs $892.00 USD)
Higher base frequency (3600 vs 2900 MHz)
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)
Advantages of Intel Core i5-10400F
Much newer (30 April 2020 vs 11 April 2017)
Higher maximum frequency (4300 vs 4000 MHz)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
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)
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)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
So, Ryzen 5 1600X or Core i5-10400F?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and Intel Core i5-10400F. The differences in performance seem too small.
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