AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs. Intel Core i5 8600K: the best gaming CPU in the year 2018!

Should you get a Ryzen or Core i5, if you're looking for the best gaming CPU?

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Benchmarks: Destiny 2

Also in Destiny 2 we see very limited differences in the AMD card, both in frame rates and frametimes. There are no differences of more than a few percent.

Frame times - Destiny 2 (AMD RX Vega 56)
  1080p - ultra 1440p - medium 1440p - ultra 4K - medium
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 12 ms 11.7 ms 16.1 ms 19.3 ms
Intel Core i5 8600K 12 ms 11.4 ms 15.9 ms 19.2 ms

With the GTX 1070 Ti, the Intel processor performs relatively better than with the RX Vega 56, but again the differences almost completely disappear on higher settings.

Frame times - Destiny 2 (Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti)
  1080p - ultra 1440p - medium 1440p - ultra 4K - medium
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 10 ms 9.9 ms 13.6 ms 18 ms
Intel Core i5 8600K 9.3 ms 9.4 ms 13.1 ms 17.7 ms

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two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Boxed

Socket AM4, 3.6 GHz, 6 cores, 95 W, 12 nm

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

$209.99

Avg. $221.99
4 shops, 3x stock

Intel Core i5 8600K Boxed

Socket 1151, 3.6 GHz, 6 cores, 95 W, 14 nm, Integrated graphics

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

$239.99

Avg. $259.89
3 shops, 2x stock

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