AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i5-9400F

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 2600 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)
1.21
 
0.51
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Zen+
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
19 April 2018
 
8 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
$182
Price now
$453
 
$780

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 2600 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 2600 and Core i5-9400F performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
6
Number of threads
12
 
6
Base frequency
3.4 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.9 GHz
 
4.1 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
3 MB
 
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 2600 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 2600 and Core i5-9400F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
 
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 2600 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 2600 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 2600 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 2600 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 2600 and Core i5-9400F. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 2600 14.92 +37.8%
i5-9400F 10.83

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2600 4726
i5-9400F 6490 +37.3%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2600 28173
i5-9400F 31523 +11.9%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2600 1.76
i5-9400F 1.95 +10.8%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2600 13.7 +21.2%
i5-9400F 11.3

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2600 157
i5-9400F 173 +10.2%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2600 1248 +26.8%
i5-9400F 984

wPrime 32

Ryzen 5 2600 5.5 +22.9%
i5-9400F 6.76

WinRAR 4.0

Ryzen 5 2600 4517
i5-9400F 5794 +28.3%

x264 encoding pass 1

Ryzen 5 2600 205
i5-9400F 234 +14.1%

x264 encoding pass 2

Ryzen 5 2600 75 +17.2%
i5-9400F 64

TrueCrypt AES

Ryzen 5 2600 8 +60%
i5-9400F 5

Passmark

Ryzen 5 2600 13218 +37.7%
i5-9400F 9598

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 2600 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 2600

37.8% faster in synthetic tests
Higher base frequency (3400 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

Somewhat newer (8 January 2019 vs 19 April 2018)
Cheaper ($182 vs $199)
Higher maximum frequency (4100 vs 3900 MHz)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion

So, Ryzen 5 2600 or Core i5-9400F?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 5 2600.
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