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Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i5-8500

Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i5-8500: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

Key Differences

In short — Ryzen 9 5900X outperforms Core i5-8500 on the selected game parameters. We do not have the prices of both CPUs to compare value. The better performing Ryzen 9 5900X is 995 days newer than Core i5-8500.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

  • Performs up to 31% better in Fortnite than Core i5-8500 - 354 vs 270 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than Intel Core i5-8500 - 24 vs 6 threads

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8500

  • Consumes up to 38% less energy than AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - 65 vs 105 Watts

Fortnite
Fortnite

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


FPS

354

100%

Value, $/FPS

$1.1/FPS

100%

Price, $

$389.99

100%

FPS and Value Winner

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

Buy for $389.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 88 minutes ago

Intel Core i5-8500 Logo
Core i5-8500

Desktop • Feb 14th, 2018


FPS

270

69%

Value, $/FPS

Price, $

FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020

Intel Core i5-8500 Logo
Core i5-8500

Desktop • Feb 14th, 2018

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


Single-Core

1672

100%

Multi-Core

14028

100%

Intel Core i5-8500 Logo
Core i5-8500

Desktop • Feb 14th, 2018


Single-Core

1061

42%

Multi-Core

4594

-105%

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

vs
Intel Core i5-8500 Logo

Intel Core i5-8500

Nov 5th, 2020
Release DateFeb 14th, 2018
Ryzen 9CollectionCore i5
VermeerCodenameCoffee Lake
AMD Socket AM4SocketIntel Socket 1151
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
12
Cores6
24
Threads6
3.7 GHz
Base Clock Speed3.0 GHz
4.8 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.1 GHz
105 WTDP
65 W
7 nm
Process Size14 nm
37.0x
Multiplier30.0x
NoneIntegrated GraphicsNone
Yes
OverclockableNo

Builds Using Ryzen 9 5900X or Core i5-8500

Fortnite, 1080p, High

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