AMD Ryzen 5 2500X vs Intel Core i5-9400F

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.80
 
0.52
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Zen
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
1 October 2018
 
8 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$182
Price now
$220
 
$766

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
6
Number of threads
8
 
6
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
4.1 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
no data
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
9 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
149 mm2
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F 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
AM4
 
FCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
-
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
-
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
46.933 GB/s
 
41.6 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 2500X 10.78
i5-9400F 10.80 +0.2%

Passmark

Ryzen 5 2500X 9569
i5-9400F 9579 +0.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

Cheaper ($220.00 USD vs $766.00 USD)
Higher base frequency (3600 vs 2900 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i5-9400F

0.2% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (8 January 2019 vs 1 October 2018)
Higher maximum frequency (4100 vs 4000 MHz)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion

So, Ryzen 5 2500X or Core i5-9400F?

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