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Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i7-6700K

Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i7-6700K: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

Key Differences

In short, we have a clear winner — Ryzen 9 5900X outperforms the cheaper Core i7-6700K on the selected game parameters, and is also a better bang for your buck! The better performing Ryzen 9 5900X is 1923 days newer than the cheaper Core i7-6700K.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

  • Performs up to 28% better in VALORANT than Core i7-6700K - 570 vs 446 FPS

  • Up to 12% better value when playing VALORANT than Core i7-6700K - $0.68 vs $0.77 per FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than Intel Core i7-6700K - 24 vs 8 threads

Advantages of Intel Core i7-6700K

  • Up to 11% cheaper than Ryzen 9 5900X - $345.0 vs $387.86

  • Consumes up to 13% less energy than AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - 91 vs 105 Watts

  • Works without a dedicated GPU, while AMD Ryzen 9 5900X doesn't have integrated graphics

VALORANT
VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


FPS

570

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.68/FPS

100%

Price, $

$387.86

88%

FPS and Value Winner

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

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Intel Core i7-6700K Logo
Core i7-6700K

Desktop • Aug 1st, 2015


FPS

446

72%

Value, $/FPS

$0.77/FPS

88%

Price, $

$345

100%

FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020

Intel Core i7-6700K Logo
Core i7-6700K

Desktop • Aug 1st, 2015

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 i7-6700K Logo
Core i7-6700K

Desktop • Aug 1st, 2015


Single-Core

1137

53%

Multi-Core

4435

-116%

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

vs
Intel Core i7-6700K Logo

Intel Core i7-6700K

Nov 5th, 2020
Release DateAug 1st, 2015
Ryzen 9CollectionCore i7
VermeerCodenameSkylake
AMD Socket AM4SocketIntel Socket 1151
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
12
Cores4
24
Threads8
3.7 GHzBase Clock Speed
4.0 GHz
4.8 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.2 GHz
105 WTDP
91 W
7 nm
Process Size14 nm
37.0xMultiplier
40.0x
NoneIntegrated Graphics
HD Graphics 530
Yes
OverclockableNo

Builds Using Ryzen 9 5900X or Core i7-6700K

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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