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Front view of Intel Core i5 2500K

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Intel Core i5 2500K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Ryzen 3 PRO Ryzen™ 3 PRO 1300

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AMD Ryzen 3 PRO Ryzen™ 3 PRO 1300

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 72.6 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i5 2500K  vs Ryzen 3 PRO Ryzen™ 3 PRO 1300 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500K  vs
Ryzen 3 PRO Ryzen™ 3 PRO 1300 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i5 2500K  vs
Ryzen 3 PRO Ryzen™ 3 PRO 1300 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Operating temperature 5 - 72.6°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.98 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz 3.5 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 112.55W N/A
Intel Core i5 2500K
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AMD Ryzen 3 PRO Ryzen™ 3 PRO 1300
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