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Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i9-9940X

Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i9-9940X: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

3.7 GHz | 6-core

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Buy for $166 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 42 minutes ago

vs

Intel Core i9-9940X

3.3 GHz | 14-core

Intel Core i9-9940X Logo
Intel Core i9-9940X X-Series Processor 14 Cores up to 4.4GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W Processors (999AC9)

Buy for $839 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 42 minutes ago

FPS Winner

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

3.7 GHz | 6-core

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Buy for $166 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 42 minutes ago

vs

Intel Core i9-9940X

3.3 GHz | 14-core

Intel Core i9-9940X Logo
Intel Core i9-9940X X-Series Processor 14 Cores up to 4.4GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W Processors (999AC9)

Buy for $839 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 42 minutes ago

Key Differences

In short, we have a clear winner — Ryzen 5 5600X outperforms the more expensive Core i9-9940X on the selected game parameters, and is also a better bang for your buck! The better performing Ryzen 5 5600X is 748 days newer than the more expensive Core i9-9940X.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

  • Performs up to 7% better in VALORANT than Core i9-9940X - 531 vs 498 FPS
  • Up to 80% cheaper than Core i9-9940X - $166.0 vs $839.0
  • Up to 82% better value when playing VALORANT than Core i9-9940X - $0.31 vs $1.68 per FPS
  • Consumes up to 61% less energy than Intel Core i9-9940X - 65 vs 165 Watts

Advantages of Intel Core i9-9940X

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - 28 vs 12 threads
VALORANT

VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
Ryzen 5 5600X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


FPS

531

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.31/FPS

100%

Price, $

$166

100%

FPS and Value Winner

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Buy for $166 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 42 minutes ago

Intel Core i9-9940X Logo
Core i9-9940X

Desktop • Oct 19th, 2018


FPS

498

93%

Value, $/FPS

$1.68/FPS

18%

Price, $

$839

19%

Intel Core i9-9940X X-Series Processor 14 Cores up to 4.4GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W Processors (999AC9)

Buy for $839 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 42 minutes ago

TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
Ryzen 5 5600X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020

Intel Core i9-9940X Logo
Core i9-9940X

Desktop • Oct 19th, 2018

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
Ryzen 5 5600X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


Single-Core

1612

100%

Multi-Core

8145

59%

Intel Core i9-9940X Logo
Core i9-9940X

Desktop • Oct 19th, 2018


Single-Core

1150

60%

Multi-Core

13699

100%

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

vs
Intel Core i9-9940X Logo

Intel Core i9-9940X

Nov 5th, 2020
Release DateOct 19th, 2018
Ryzen 5CollectionCore i9
VermeerCodenameSkylake
AMD Socket AM4SocketIntel Socket 2066
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
6Cores
14
12Threads
28
3.7 GHz
Base Clock Speed3.3 GHz
4.6 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.4 GHz
65 W
TDP165 W
7 nm
Process Size14 nm
37.0x
Multiplier33.0x
NoneIntegrated GraphicsNone
YesOverclockableYes

Builds Using Ryzen 5 5600X or Core i9-9940X

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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