AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i9-9900T

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
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General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i9-9900T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating521519
Value for money27.2712.00
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5Intel Core i9
Architecture codenameZen+ (2018−2020)Coffee Lake-R (2018−2019)
Release date12 April 2018 (4 years ago)8 October 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229$439
Current price$220 (1x MSRP)$549 (1.3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i9-9900T 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)8 (Octa-Core)
Threads1216
Base clock speed3.6 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed4.25 GHz4.4 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)512 KB
L2 cache512K (per core)2 MB
L3 cache16 MB (shared)16 MB
Chip lithography12 nm14 nm
Die size209.78 mm2178 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier+-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i9-9900T 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
SocketAM4FCLGA1151
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i9-9900T. 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+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
TSXno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
SIPPno data+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i9-9900T technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

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

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i9-9900T are enumerated here.

AMD-V++
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i9-9900T. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelDDR4
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--

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i9-9900T.

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 2600X 13.92
i9-9900T 13.97
+0.4%
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0

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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen 5 2600X 14029
i9-9900T 14085
+0.4%

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen 5 2600X 4958
i9-9900T 6758
+36.3%

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 5 2600X 29954
i9-9900T 31357
+4.7%

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Ryzen 5 2600X 4.62
+27.3%
i9-9900T 5.88

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen 5 2600X 15
+17.6%
i9-9900T 12

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 5 2600X 1341
+20.6%
i9-9900T 1112

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 5 2600X 1.8
i9-9900T 2.1
+15.5%

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 2600X 163
i9-9900T 185
+13.5%

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 2600X 8
+73.9%
i9-9900T 5

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen 5 2600X 81
+14.5%
i9-9900T 70

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen 5 2600X 207
+19.6%
i9-9900T 173

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen 5 2600X 4599
i9-9900T 6109
+32.8%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 13.92 13.97
Novelty 12 April 2018 8 October 2018
Cost $229 $439
Boost clock speed 4250 4400
Base clock speed 3600 2100
Chip lithography 12 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 95 Watt 35 Watt

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Competitors of Ryzen 5 2600X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 2600X from Intel is Core i9-9900T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i9-9900T by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9900T from AMD is Ryzen 5 2600X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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