AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i9-10910

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
9.27
 
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Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Comet Lake
Architecture codename
Vermeer (Zen3)
 
Comet Lake
Launch date
5 November 2020 (less than a year ago)
 
20 May 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$488
Price now
$389 (1.3x MSRP)
 
(0.0x MSRP)

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910 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 cores
6 (Hexa-Core)
 
10 (Deca-Core)
Threads
12
 
20
Base clock speed
3.7 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.6 GHz
 
5 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
640 KB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
2.5 MB
L3 cache
32 MB
 
20 MB
Chip lithography
7 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
2x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
no data
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
95 °C
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910 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 configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
FCLGA1200
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 
125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
86x MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A,-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
no data
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
-

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
no data
 
-
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910 are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
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+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-3200
 
DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.196 GB/s
 
45.8 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

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

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
-
 
3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910 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 5600X and Core i9-10910 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
-
 
12
OpenGL
-
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910.

PCIe version
no data
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
no data
 
16

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 5600X 25.30 +0.6%
i9-10910 25.14

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

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.

Ryzen 5 5600X 6462
i9-10910 8131 +25.8%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

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.

Ryzen 5 5600X 39331
i9-10910 57842 +47.1%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

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.

Ryzen 5 5600X 2.95 +20.9%
i9-10910 2.44

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

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.

Ryzen 5 5600X 21.8
i9-10910 25.6 +17.4%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

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.

Ryzen 5 5600X 254 +18.1%
i9-10910 215

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

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

Ryzen 5 5600X 1968
i9-10910 2302 +17%

WinRAR 4.0

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.

Ryzen 5 5600X 13282 +54.2%
i9-10910 8613

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 5600X 22209 +0.7%
i9-10910 22063

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i9-10910 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.

Ryzen 5 5600X satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

i9-10910 satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

0.6% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (5 November 2020 vs 20 May 2020)

Higher base clock speed (3700 vs 3600 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)

Lower power consumption (65W vs 125W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

Unlocked

Advantages of Intel Core i9-10910

Cheaper ($1 vs $389)

Higher boost clock speed (5000 vs 4600 MHz)

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)

Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

QuickSyncVideo

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and Intel Core i9-10910. The differences in performance seem too small.

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