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If you manage to avoid all knowledge of the Intel / AMD war, we salute you. It's like walking through a storm without being hit by a raindrop, but before you sound the alarm and throw this CPU grand slam, let us make you speed it up.

Intel and AMD origins are somewhat intertwined. The two companies were founded by Fairchild Semiconductor employees several months apart. Intel first appeared on the scene, and until 2017, when AMD released its first Ryzen CPU, there was no real competitor.

By supporting consumer-friendly principles such as backward compatibility and open updates, AMD has attracted dissatisfied Intel customers ever since. The main reason is that the new generation of Intel CPUs almost always require new motherboards.

Until recently, Intel was considered the only single-core speed, and AMD was the weapon of choice for multitasking programs, but with its latest generation of CPUs, AMD finally defeated their opponents... Gaming advantage .

CPU speed

2.9 Ghz-4.1 Ghz

CPU socket

LGA 1151

Number of processors


Cache size



64 65 Watt 4 4 Ghz 4 4 Ghz 4 4 4 4h 4 4 4 4 4h 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 Watt 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4-thread Socket




When upgrading the CPU, the first thing to consider Is the number of cores. In any case, when it comes to CPU performance, the kernel is very tricky. Generally speaking, since they are responsible for the execution of all instructions, the more you can afford, the better.

Of course, our Intel and AMD CPU competitors have 6 cores, which is a great number for some modern games without issues, but, while it looks the same, we haven't talked about threads yet. The thread is essentially the task manager of the kernel, and the kernel can have one or two threads. The R5 2600 has a multi-threaded core, which means it has a total of 12 threads, while the i5 9400F has only 6, one for each core.

This does not mean that the Ryzen chip is better, it is just different. The reason for this is that multi-threaded cores are incredibly good at carrying intensive multi-program workloads, but their latency is slightly higher than single-threaded cores. So in key tasks like gaming, a CPU with a single threaded core is faster. It is also important to understand that the cores of different companies cannot be compared in terms of numbers, because they can behave in completely different ways. The

clock speed is the second most important aspect of the CPU (if not equally important). Its clock speed (in GHz) runs on its core. When

compares the clock speeds of these R5 and i5 chips, things get a bit more complicated. At 3.4GHz, our Ryzen CPU has a better base clock speed, and our Intel chips only hit 2.9GHz, but their boost frequency completely reverses things. The highest frequency of 2600 is 3.9GHz, and the i5 9400F reaches the highest frequency of 4.1GHz.

The best frequency for modern games is considered to be 3.5Ghz or higher, so you should take advantage of two CPU enhancements to ensure that the frequency is kept at an appropriate level, but the basic clock of the AMD card is only 1GHz , which seems to be more reliable to choose.

By looking at the different architectural features of these CPUs, we began to understand the comparison of these CPUs more clearly, hoping to provide you with more ideas to suit your needs. The

i5 9400F is based on the F variant of the Coffee Lake architecture, refreshing Intel's Sky Lake model. The only real difference between Coffee and Sky Lake is the number of cores the CPU can hold and the increased L3 cache. F stands for two things. One is that the 9400F does not have an integrated Intel graphics card, and the other is that it cannot be overclocked. In fact, even overclocking the unlocked Intel K series requires the most expensive Z motherboard.

AMD R5 2600 is a product of its Zen + architecture and the 2018 successor to its original Zen micro-architecture. In addition to having lower power consumption, it also uses a smaller 12-nanometer process size and allows faster clock speeds. It is also unlocked, which means it can be overclocked, not only with the X570 motherboard, but also with the cheaper B540 motherboard.

As we mentioned earlier, although a single-threaded kernel can process a single task faster, a multi-threaded kernel is much better at supporting parallel workflows. This means that if you want to run many things at the same time, the multi-threaded Ryzen chip is definitely the right choice for you.

Content creators especially need a CPU that can perform multitasking well. CPU-intensive software, such as 3D rendering and animation software, and photo or video editing software, requires multiple threads to run properly.

is not just a creative workflow benefiting from many threads. Today, more and more AAA games are being developed to take advantage of each and every core and thread available. In this case, a multi-threaded CPU will promote faster frame rates and smoother graphics.

CPU speed



LGA socket 1151


count 6

cache size


power 65 watts

speed 3.4 GHz-3.9 Ghz

core ( thread)


AM4 socket



In our opinion, the AMD chip is more logical for people looking for a CPU that can be used for both work and gaming as it provides greater versatility and averaging just a few frames behind the game-to-game i5 9400F. Also, although older AMD cards are not known for their overclocking capabilities, you can at least use the R5 chip for overclocking. The

"F" suffix is actually a grinding disc around the silicone neck of the Intel chip to avoid repairs. R5 2600 still needs

Anyway, but when you consider that the R5 2600 comes with its own Wraith Prism cooling solution, you seem a little disappointed.

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