The past few months have been phenomenal as far as the developments in processor manufacturing are concerned. If you look into the present scene of competition between the two of the biggest processor producers of the current time, Intel and AMD, who happen to be the biggest rivals of each other, you’ll witness some tight competition going on! Both the companies have produced some extraordinary hardware to take this competition to a whole new level. Starting from the most basic Ryzen 3 processor series to compete the Core i3 of Intel, to AMD Threadripper which will be rolling out to face the Intel’s upcoming Core i9 processor, the game is on!

The Mid-Range Challenge

intel vs amd AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel Core i5 7600: Which one is the right choice for you?

Although everyone has separate needs and there can be plenty of X vs. Y reviews but what we need to discuss here is the Intel’s Core i5-7600 vs. AMD Ryzen 5 1600. Both of the mid-range processors are priced at £200 and for those looking to build a good mid-level gaming PC, this guide will be very helpful.


Besides the price tag of £200, there is another similarity between the two processors which is the 65W solutions and reciprocal branding. Unfortunately, this is the only similarity we have found between the two.


  • AMD has a greater thread count of 6/12 whereas Intel has 4/4 in the Core i5
  • Intel is capable of producing a higher turbo frequency of 4.1GHz and AMD can produce only 3.6GHz
  • Intel has integrated HD 630 graphics which is lacking in AMD

Well, these are the notable differences and similarities between the two processors which will surely help you in finding the right chip for you. Feel free to comment any additional thought that might be sitting in your head.

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