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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-9400F, which is the price-performance choice!

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-06-26 25745

Since the second half of 2018, Intel desktop processors have fallen into the swamp of non-stocks, causing the price of mainstream processors to skyrocket. The price for 8th and 9th generation 8400/9400 Core I5 box processors once reached 2,000 yuan. In order to alleviate the embarrassing situation of non-stock, Intel expanded its production capacity to 14 nm. On the other hand, Intel launched five core products of the nine generation without core display and castrated the core display method to increase the yield and performance of the production line. .

 

The Acer processor with a 7 nm Zen 2 frame will soon be published on the AMD site. Of course, AMD must also compete with Intel's ninth generation Intel Core processor with the existing mature second generation Athlon products before Zen 2. Currently, the mainstream processor is the most popular product for consumers in the thousand dollar market and also the most competitive product segment. For the comparison test, we select one thousand yuan product at a time.

 AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-9400F

The protagonists of this test are the Intel Core i5-9400F and the AMD Ryzne 5 2600 processor. After cutting off the nuclear display, the Core i5-9400F not only improves yield and productivity, but also lowers the price of the product. Compared to the previous i5-8400, it is more competitive than the previous i5-8400, but requires attention. It is this processor that still uses a silicon grease core to dissipate heat.

 

The AMD Ryzne 5 2600 is a 12-thread, second-generation 6-core Athlon product that uses the Zen+ architecture and further enhances the single-core efficiency and highest frequency of the first-generation Acer by upgrading to the 12nm process. The high price-performance ratio has won the recognition of the market and consumers: It is the only 6-core 12-thread product with a price of 1,000 yuan. In many major countries around the world, the share of the Ryzne processor in the retail market has exceeded that of the core processor.

 

The Intel Core i5-9400F is exactly the Core i5-8500. The full core frequency can also reach 3.9 GHz, TDP 65W.

 

AMD Ryzne 5 2600 uses 12nm nano-process technology, 6-core 12-thread design, 16-byte cache, base frequency 3.4GHz, acceleration frequency up to 3.9GHz, full-core frequency can reach 3.7GHz, TDP is also 65W.

Specification

 

Ryzen 5 2600

Core i5-9400

interface

AM 4

LGA1151

Core/threads

6/12

6/6

Basic frequency

3.4Ghz

2.9Ghz

Max frequency

3.9Ghz

4.1Ghz

L2 cache

3MB

1.5MB

L3 cache

16MB

9MB

TDP

65W

65W

 

 

Compared to the i5-9400F, the Ryzne 5 2600 is also a 6-core, but with a hyper-thread design and 12 threads. Level 2 Cache 3MB, Double with enemies, Level 3 Cache 16MB is also much more than 9400F 9MB. In terms of frequency, the Ryzne 5 2600 3.7 GHz 200 MHz full core frequency is lower than the 9400F 3.9 GHz, and the maximum single core frequency is also 200 MHz lower. But don't forget that the Ryzne 5 2600 can be overclocked: Most motherboards with a low-end motherboard can exceed the 4.2 GHz frequency, which not only fills the gap in single-core performance, but also leads the way in multi-core performance. More than 30% of the opponents.

It is worth noting that the i5-9400F, although the top processor such as the Core i9-9900K uses brazed heat conduction, is still a low-cost conventional silicone grease heat material, models of Ryzne 3, Ryzne 5 and Ryzne 7 are both brazed and heat conductive.

In terms of memory support, the Core i5-9400F can only support DDR2666MHz by default and must match the high-end Z390 / 370 to support higher frequency memory. The Ryzne 5 2600 supports 2933MHz as standard and is also equipped with the motherboard B350 / 450 medium range. Can support DDR3200 or even higher frequency memory.

In terms of price, the i5-9400F castrated is lower than the i5-8400, but the price of 1399 yuan is still 100 more expensive than the Ryzne 5 2600. On the e-commerce platform, the actual price of the Ryzne 5 2600 when purchased with the motherboard was below 1,000 yuan.

The theoretical performance test: Multi-core performance Ryzne shows the advantages

The test platform looks like this:

 

Intel

AMD

CPU

Core i5-9400F

Ryzen 5 2600

Motherboard

ASUS Maximus X Hero

ASRock x470 Tai Chi

Graphics card

G.Kill F4-3200 C14D 8GB*2

Hard disk 

Samsung 960 Pro 512GB(system disk)

Western Digital 2TB(Data disk)

heat sink

CollerMaster Masterliquid 240

Monitor

ASUS PG27UQ ROG 27 inch IPS

Power

CollerMaster v850

Graphics driver

Adrenalin 2019 edition 19.3.3

System

Windows 10x64 Pro 1809

 

 

In addition to the standard frequency, we add overclocking to the 4.2GHz Ryzne 5 2600 and take part in the test, and the i5-9400F does not support overclocking, so it can only be played in the background. Some of the Sharp 2 generation processors we have tested can be overclocked to a frequency of 4.2 GHz within a safe voltage, and this Acer 5 2600 is no exception. It can operate at a frequency of 4.2 GHz and 1.40 V stable. Keep going.

 

In the test we have activated the XMP mode in the BIOS and run the Chichi F4-3200C14D 8GB * 2 with the frequency and timing of the 3200MHz 14-14-14-36 CR2.

CPU-Z

 CPU-Z

In the single-threaded test, the Ryzne 5 2600 is 45 points below the i5-9400F at silent frequency and can exceed 5 points to 4.2 G after overclocking.

 

In the multithreaded test, the Ryzne 5 2600 led the i5-9400F by up to 788 points, after overclocking to 4.2 GHz, the lead increased further to 1260 points, the lead was almost 50% and the i5-9400F could not be overclocked. The other side's gone.

FritzChess Benchmark

FritzChess Benchmark 

In the shaft test the Ryzne 5 2600 is 1005 points higher than the i5-9400F under the silent frequency. After overclocking to 4.2 GHz he can lead the opponent to 4107 points.

CineBench R20

The latest version of the CineBench R20 has a larger and more complex scenario than the R15: it requires about 8 times the CPU power and 4 times the memory capacity and can better support the AVX256 instruction set. Cheap.

 CineBench R20

Core i5-9400F Single-Threaded 422cb, Multi-Threaded 2342cb.

 Core i5-9400F Single-Threaded

The frequency of the Ryzne 5 2600 Single-Threaded 402cb, Multi-Threaded 2572cb.

 The frequency of the Ryzne 5 2600

Overclocking to 4.2 GHz Ryzne 5 2600 single thread reaches 432cb, multi-threaded reaches 3227cb.

 Ryzne 5 2600 is 20

In the single-threaded test, the Ryzne 5 2600 is 20 points lower than the i5-9400F at silent frequency and can overtake 10 points to 4.2 G after overclocking.

 

In the multithreaded test, the Ryzne 5 2600 can lead the i5-9400F by up to 230 points; after overclocking to 4.2 GHz, the lead is further extended to 885 points.

wPrime v2.10

wPrime v2.10 

In the wPrime 32M single threaded test, the Ryzne 5 2600 took 38.7 seconds, 5 seconds slower than the i5-9400F, and after overclocking to 4.2GHz, it was 0.5 seconds slower than the i5-9400F.

In the wPrime 1024M multithread test, the Ryzne 5 2600 completed the test in 140 seconds, 46 seconds faster than the i5-9400F. After overclocking to 4.2 GHz, the time was reduced to 122 seconds, faster than the i5-9400F. It took 64 seconds.

7-Zip

7-Zip 

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In the single-threaded test, the quiet Radon 5 2600 is 492 points lower than the i5-9400F and can surpass 156 points after overclocking to 4.2 G.

In the multithreaded test, the Ryzne 5 2600 led the i5-9400F by up to 9000 points, after overclocking to 4.2 GHz, the lead rose further to 14345 points.

X264 FHD Benchmark

 X264 FHD Benchmark

In the X264-FHD benchmark transcoding test, the Ryzne 5 2600 did not have more than the i5-9400F, but only 5 FPS. After overclocking to 4.2 GHz, the lead reached 10 FPS.

X265 FHD benchmark

 X265 FHD benchmark

X265 FHD benchmark test results are a bit unexpected, the frequency of the Ryzne 5 2600 proved to be 1 frame lower than that of the i5-9400F, overclocking to 4.2 GHz can only lead to 2 FPS.

The above test results are summarized as follows:

Test item

Core i5-9400F

Ryzen 5 2600

Ryzen 5 2600@4.2GHz

cpu-z Single thread

481

436

486

cpu-z Multi-thread

2685

3473

3945

FritzChess

17991

18996

22098

CineBench R20 Single thread

422cb

402cb

432cdb

CineBench R20 Multi-thread

2342cb

2572cb

3227cdb

WPrime 32M Single thread

33.5 sec.

38.7 sec.

34 sec.

WPrime 1024M Multi-thread

186 sec.

140 sec.

122sec.

X264 FHD Benchmark

35fps

40fps

45fps

X265 FHD Benchmark

36fps

27fps

30fps

7-Zip Single thread

6556 MIPS

6064 MIPS

6712 MIPS

7-Zip Multi-thread

36641 MIPS

45649 MIPS

50986 MIPS

Performance percentage (Single thread)

109%

100%

111%

Performance percentage (Multi-thread)

87%

100%

115%

 

 

 

 

Due to the lower maximum core frequency, the frequency of the Ryzne 5 2600 is 9% behind that of the i5-9400F (single core power), but can overtake 2% after overclocking to 4.2 GHz, multi-thread power is undoubtedly Ryzne 5 The 2600 is even more powerful. It can lead the opponent by 15% when overclocking, after overclocking to 4.2 GHz the lead has reached 32%. It is not a flat product gap.

The game performance test: they're on the same level

During the gaming test, we chose the water-cooled Dylan Hengjin Vega64 board, as it is assumed that the upcoming AMD 7nm navigation graphics card will have the same performance as the Ryzne 5 2600 and Core i5-9400F.

Apex hero

 Apex hero

Apex Hero does not provide a test program either. To reduce the influence of variables during testing, we select the frame number test in the training field and manually set it to the highest quality during testing. The frame rate that we recorded on the training ground is close to the frame rate in the actual fight, so it has a certain reference value.

 

At the 1080P rate, the three processors have only one image difference, which can be seen as an error; at the 2K resolution, the Ryzne 5 can advance the i5-9400F 2FPS by 2K.

GTA V

 GTA V

"GTA V" has always been a weak project of A-Card and A. At a resolution of 1080 P, the frame rate of the Ryzne is 5 2600 79 fps, 8 frames behind the opponent and 5 frames behind the overclocking with 4.2 GHz.

At 2K resolution, the processor is not the bottleneck, and the values between the three do not differ significantly.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

 

At a resolution of 1080P, the silent Radon 5 2600 no longer reached the 56 frames per second frame rate and led its opponent by 3 frames. After overclocking to 4.2 GHz it can lead 4 images.

At a resolution of 2K, the Ryzne 5 2600 can only carry one frame, and this also applies after overclocking.

Far Cry 5

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

 Like GTA V, Far Cry 5 is a weak project for AMD processors.

At a resolution of 1080P, the Ryzne's frame rate is 5 2600 102 frames per second, 19 frames behind the opponent and still more than 17 frames after overclocking to 4.2 GHz.

At a resolution of 2K, the processor does not represent a bottleneck. After overclocking, the Ryzne 5 2600 can already bind the i5-9400F.

Tomb Raider 11

 

At a resolution of 1080P, the Ryzne 5 2600 can lead the enemy by 2 frames and after overclocking by 3 frames.

 

At a resolution of 2K, the Ryzne 5 2600 can also lead by 1 frame.

Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

 

"Devil May Cry 5" also did not provide a test program. To make the test data more objective, in Chapter 2 we selected a more complicated segment of the opening animation, recorded it with Fraps for 20 seconds and achieved an average frame rate. The intermediate sequences of Devil May Cry 5 are mostly calculated by the GPU so that they can accurately reflect the actual mileage of the GPU in the game.

 

At a resolution of 1080P, the Ryzne 5 2600 can lead its opponent by 3 frames to 2K resolution, whereby the three results are exactly the same.

Jedi Survival

 

As the game did not provide a test program, we decided to use an unmanned field on the training ground and repeated tests with several frame rates to confirm that the gap was less than 2%.

 

At a resolution of 1080P, the frame rate of the Ryzne 5 2600 is 139PS and thus 3 frames behind the opponent. After overclocking to 4.2 GHz it can overtake 1 image.

At a resolution of 2K, there is only one image difference between the three.

Singularity 

Jedi Survival  

At a resolution of 1080P, the Ryzne 5 2600 can lead the enemy by 2 frames and after overclocking by 4 frames.

At a resolution of 2K the Ryzne 5 2600 can lead the enemy by 2 frames and after overclocking by 3 frames.

Civilization 6

 

There's no doubt that the Ryzne 5 2600 can easily defeat the i5-9400F for games like Civilization 6 that are well suited for multithread optimization.

At a resolution of 1080 P, the Ryzne 5 2600 can lead the enemy by 10 frames and after overclocking by 12 frames.

If it reaches 2K resolution, it can also lead by about 10 frames.

Assistant 3

 Assistant 3

"Witcher 3" does not need a processor and the graphics card is strong enough. In the test, the performance of the three processors is almost the same, regardless of whether the resolution is 1080P or 2K.

Middle-earth: the shadow of war

 Middle-earth: the shadow of war

Like "Witcher 3", "Medium World: The Shadow of War" also has its bottleneck in the graphics card. The processor performance has no significant influence on the frame rate. At 1080P and 2K resolution, the frame rate of the three processors is also basically the test differences are within the error limit.

The game test results are summarized as follows:

 

i5-3400F

Ryzen 5 2600

Ryzen 5 2600@4.2GHz

 

1080P

2K

1080P

2K

1080P

2K

3D Mark  graphic score

11505

 

11504

 

11292

 

3D Mark Phisical Score

12636

 

17073

 

19045

 

3D Mark total score

10134

 

10451

 

10412

 

APEX

124

85

123

87

124

87

GTA V

87

66

79

65

82

66

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

53

48

56

49

57

49

Far Cry 5

119

89

100

87

102

89

Tomb Raider 11

90

63

92

64

93

64

Devil May Cry 5

174

118

177

118

177

118

Jedi Survival

142

107

139

106

143

107

Singularity

67

63

69

65

71

66

Civilization 6

68

68

78

77

80

78

Assistant 3

90

70

90

70

91

70

Middle-earth: the shadow of war

107

77

106

78

106

78

Performance percentage(1080P)

101%

 

100%

 

103%

 

Performance percentage(2K)

 

98%

 

100%

 

101%

 

 

For the i5-9400F there are advantages like "GTA V" and "Far Cry 5", but we also added "Civilization 6" and "Singularity Ashes" to optimize the game for multithreading. Overall, the processor in the current 2K standard resolution for games such as GTA V and Far Cry 5 no longer represents a bottleneck. Under Civilization 6 and Singular Ashes The frequency of the Ryzne 5 2600 is 2% ahead of the Core i5-9400F and can rise 3% after overclocking. At a resolution of 1080P, the Ryzne 5 2600 frequency is 1% behind the i5-9400F and can exceed the opponent by 2% after overclocking. To eliminate some of the random factors of the test, we believe that the performance of the two processors is in the middle of the game. The key depends on which game you like. It should be noted, however, that when you play the game, other programs such as music, download, WeChat and browser are opened in the background, since the number of Ryzne 5 2600 threads is twice as high as that of the Core i5-9400F. In this case, the AVerMedia processor is more fluid than the core processor and the system load is lower.

Temperature and power consumption test: Ryzne 5 2600 power consumption is slightly higher, but the temperature is lower

1. power consumption test:

1. power consumption test

Test the platform's standby power consumption, the AIDA64 FPU platform copier's power consumption, and the platform's maximum power consumption when running Witcher 3. The test uses a power supply for the Cool Cool Extreme V850 Platinum Gold power supply.

 

There is not much difference between the standby power consumption and the three platforms: The i5-9400F is 4 W lower than the Ryzne 5 2600.

Although the TDP corresponds to 65W, the measured power consumption of the i5-9400F without hyper-threading is still lower than that of the Ryzne 5 2600.

In the game test, the maximum distance between the three platforms equipped with the water-cooled version Vega 64 is only 15W.

2. temperature test

The temperature test was performed with a water-cooled Storm Captain 240 Pro player cooler at a room temperature of 22 degrees.

 temperature test

The standby temperature is almost the same, not more than 30 degrees.

During the baking machine test, after the AIDA64 FPU program had been run under soldering support for 5 minutes, the frequency of the sharp 5 5600 baking machine was lowest with only 55 degrees, overclocking to 4.2 GHz at 1.4 V 5 2600 The oven temperature was only 70 degrees. Although the silicone grease used in the i5-9400F is thermally conductive, the oven temperature is only 59 degrees due to the low power consumption.

Conclusion: AMD Ryzne 5 2600 demonstrates the advantages of all-round

The sales of the two big processor manufacturers on the mid-end market, Ryzne 5 2600 and i5-9400F, have proven to be good. In the following we analyse the differences under different aspects:

1. Power

Although the i5-9400F has a higher single-core and full-core turbo frequency, the i5-9400F has no advantage over the quiet Acer 5 2600 in the gaming test, and the gaming performance of the two is in the middle.

The Hyper Dragon 5 2600 with Hyper-Threading technology can be used for multitasking, live gaming, rendering, and more. This results in an overall performance advantage of 15%.

2. Overclocking

Intel's U only wants to overclock to buy expensive K-series models, and AMD offers overclocking directly as a benefit to consumers.

For players with limited practical skills, the speed of the Ryzne 5 2600 can be stabilized by a simple BIOS setup at 4.2 GHz, and the frequency boost reverses the weakness of the single-core performance, which can exceed i5-9400F 2%. . The multithreaded performance of the overclocked Ryzne 5 2600 also shows the crushing advantage, which can lead the opponent by 32%.

More critical is the fact that the temperature of the Ryzne 5 2600 is also overclocked to 4.2 GHz due to the soldered heat conduction in the AMD processor. By using 240 water cooling on the market, the temperature of the baking machine can be lowered to 70℃. Inside the grade.

3. pgrade potential

Nowadays the rumors about the different processors of the Ryzne 3000 series are widespread. The structure of the Ryzne processor is excellent. AMD uses a simple and efficient design scheme to easily increase the number of cores. It should not be difficult to reach the 16 core.

If you buy the AMD B450 Motherboard + Ryzne 5 2600 now, you can upgrade to the latest 7nm Ryzne 3000 in the near future at a very affordable price and double the performance without completely replacing the motherboard.

 

With Intel's consistent strategy, the B360 or Z390 motherboards can hardly support the next generation of Ice Lake or Cannon Lake processors. This is very unfriendly for consumers.

4. Price

The i5-9400F is much cheaper, but still 100 yuan more expensive than the Ryzne 5 2600 after cutting off the nuclear display. If you refer to the price of a third-party e-commerce platform, the box Ryzne 5 2600 cost only 1,000 yuan, and the same price i5-9400F cannot be bought in large quantities.

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