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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Intel Core i7 6700K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 2,020 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500

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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500

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Significantly 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
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 64 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700K vs Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 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
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500 
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 4 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 95°C

power consumption

Typical power consumption 73.94W N/A
Intel Core i7 6700K
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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500
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