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AMD Ryzen 5 5500 What Core i/Gen???


PC Gamer: Nearly Dangerous
intel blah blah blah!
Thanks for your insight there @freakdaddy64, ;) lol

The Intel i5 11600k was launched with a price around twice the price of the Ryzen 5 5500 at its launch 12 months later and offered around about 15% higher effective speed overall then the AMD CPU according to this comparison:

The i5 12600k was priced higher still at launch, but in an unusual move the 12th gen parts offered compatibility with both DDR4 & DDR5 RAM, making it less expensive for people to upgrade to 12th gen processors.

This is how User Benchmark compares the 12th gen i5 to the R5 5500:

Talking of unusual moves, AMD launched the 7000 series CPUs with no DDR4 support and that means switching means users will have to buy new RAM and reviews show that the biggest competitor to the 7000 series CPUs are the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPUs.

They also launched the Ryzen 5 7600X at a higher price than the Intel i5 12600k, but here is the comparison:

If you were considering moving from Intel to AMD, then also look at this comparison:

Here the 7600X comes out on top, but at launch, reviewers were saying the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was better, I think that had more to do with the benefits of holding on to existing DDR4 memory kits then switching to more expensive DDR5 RAM. It might also have had something to do with Windows and drivers not being fully optimized to take full advantage of the new CPUs. Here is what it shows on a User Benchmark comparison:

I'm doing this on my phone and I haven't got access to laptop/PC as I'm away from home for another week, so I haven't read the articles, though I think they will help.


The Equalizer
The thing is, I am building a GAMER PC at work based around an RTX 2060.. I have a RYZEN MB that's compatible with the afore mentioned Ryzen 5 5500... I can get a Ryzen 5500 CPU for around US$120..

I also have an i5 9400F CPU...

I am trying to decide if it would be more economical to get a Core i MB to match our CPU or get the Ryzen 5 5500 CPU to match our AMD MB....

From what I can research, it would be cheaper to get the Intel MB, but that would only result in a 9th Gen Gamer.

For a bit more $$ I can get the AMD CPU and have a comparable 11th GEN Gamer....

That's where I am at right now...


Staff member
The way I see intel as of right now, is they're marketing themselves to the people who can only afford $150 to $300 market range. Their new GPU is cheaper than the rest of the market. So if you want something comparable to a close-to top-tier CPU/GPU, Intel is the way to go. JayTwoCentz shares that opinion. At least, that's how I understand it right now.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3EaGOyTzi4


PC Gamer: Nearly Dangerous
The AMD system makes more sense, it is only 1 generation behind the current gen 7000 series CPUs, the i5 you have is 4 generations old.

Awesome. If I was him, I'd wait for December. ;)
Given that the constraints are that the build has to use existing used parts, I think the choice that has been made is the best choice.

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