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Front view of Intel Core i7 5820K

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Intel Core i7 5820K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.51 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1600

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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1600

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz vs 4.34 GHz Almost the same

Features Key features of the Core i7 5820K  vs Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1600 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5820K  vs
Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1600 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

details

Core i7 5820K  vs
Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1600 
Threads 12 12
L3 cache 15 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.34 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.51 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.34 GHz 4.39 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 113.75W N/A
Intel Core i7 5820K
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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1600
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