AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i5-10500

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600
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Processor Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i5-10500

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating413414
Value for money50.0856.21
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5no data
Architecture codenameZen+Comet Lake
Release date19 April 2018 (3 years ago)30 April 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199no data
Price now$234 (1.2x MSRP)$229
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 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 cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads1212
Base clock speed3.4 GHz3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz4.5 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache3 MB256K (per core)
L3 cache16 MB (shared)12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography12 nm14 nm
Die size192 mm2no data
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data72 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier+no data

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)1
SocketAM4FCLGA1200
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsSSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHAIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
SIPPno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data+
SGXno dataYes with Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelDDR4-2666
Maximum memory size64 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth46.933 GB/s41.6 GB/s
ECC memory support+-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card-Intel UHD Graphics 630
Max video memory-64 GB
Quick Sync Video-+
Clear Video-+
Clear Video HD-+
Graphics max frequency-1.15 GHz
InTru 3D-+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported-3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support-+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4-4096 x 2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP-4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort-4096 x 2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX-12
OpenGL-4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes2016

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.

Ryzen 5 2600 15.05
+0.2%
i5-10500 15.02
  • 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.

Ryzen 5 2600 13207
+0.2%
i5-10500 13186

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-10500 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.

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 15.05 15.02
Novelty 19 April 2018 30 April 2020
Boost clock speed 3900 4500
Base clock speed 3400 3100
Chip lithography 12 14

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600

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Intel Core i5-10500
Intel Core i5-10500

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Ryzen 5 2600 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 2600 from Intel is Core i5-10500, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i5-10500 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-10500 from AMD is Ryzen 5 2600, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Ryzen 5 2600
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-10500:

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