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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Intel Core i7 6700K

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Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X

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AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x 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 higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 64 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads

Features Key features of the Core i7 6700K  vs Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 6700K  vs
Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes


Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0


Core i7 6700K  vs
Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X 
Threads 8 12
L2 cache 1 MB 3 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 2.67 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 Ryzen™ 5 1600X
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its high time amd brings performance to the table and unless your an intel or amd fanboy, the consumer should be happier because of it. competition is good for us consumers. I hope they keep the upward momentum for the sake of our wallets or purses because I can assure you intel's not going to just fall asleep in the face of stiffer competition. for me its not enough for intel to just barely beat out amds chips. if they wish to keep my business they will need to smash amds chips because if the only difference is marginal, well then I'm going to go for the cheaper one that dosent really compromise much on the performance end. I believe I likely speak for a lot of people when saying that.
Ryzen Rules!!!!
goodbye Intel, welcome AMD.
go amd to heck with intel
ah e tambem gostaria que adicionacem a fcking 7th geracao dos intel i7 burros do crlh . cunts
primeiro este site nao tem a puta do intel i7 7700K e os amd ryzen qualquer merda... gostaria que adicionassem essa merda a este site de ir ao cu.
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