AMD Ryzen 5 2500X vs Intel Core i5-9400F
Comparing Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
96K (per core)
64K (per core)
512K (per core)
256K (per core)
16 MB (shared)
9 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Yes with Intel® ME
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2500X and Core i5-9400F.
Max number of PCIe lanes
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%
Ryzen 5 2500X 9569
i5-9400F 9579 +0.1%
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)
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
So, Ryzen 5 2500X or Core i5-9400F?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Intel Core i5-9400F. The differences in performance seem too small.
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