Question i5-9400F vs ryzen 5 2600

Mar 21, 2019
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So, atm i have:
PSU - FSP Hexa 500 (AXE500)
RAM - 8gb kingston
MB - Asus P8Z68-V LX
CPU - i5 2500K with MSI Core Frozr L radiator and cooler
GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB
Which one will be better for 1080p gaming paired with 1060? Not looking for OC. And need budget motherboard and RAM for it.

Thanks.
 

Hazzahead

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About US$4 less for the 9400F which has better gaming performance. However, the Ryzen has 12 threads @3.4 GHz as opposed to 6 threads @2.9GHz and much better workstation performance according to UserBenchmark. Since the Intel one is a 2019 model and the AMD one is a 2018 model, you'd assume the 9400F is better :)
 
Budget wise, the 9400F wins for what you want, definitely.

As for Motherboards... You'll have to check the compatibility lists for the models you're eyeing for it, but I can give you a couple I personally like that DO support it:

  • Asus PRIME H370-A/CSM
  • Asus PRIME B360M-K
  • Asus PRIME B365M-A
They all need the latest BIOS, but support the CPU in all revisions.

Cheers!
 

rigg42

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If you are comfortable changing about 5 setting in the Bios and stress testing afterwards the 2600 is a better buy. I'd wait a couple months for ryzen 3000 before upgrading. Even if 3000 isn't a significant leap forward the 1st and 2nd gen ryzen stuff will be dirt cheap(er) in 2 or 3 months. 1st gen ryzen is a better buy right now especially if you live near a Micro Center.
 

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