We are going to start with system benchmarks for comparisons, these are the kind of benchmarks that provide an overall performance score to compare with. These are also benchmarks that may either test the system as a whole, including many different real-world workloads, or stress the CPU in ways real-world everyday workloads are performed to produce a performance result.
We will start with the latest version of PCMark 10 Professional Edition version 2.1.2177 64. We are running the standard PCMark 10 benchmark, not the express, and not the extended.
In this system benchmark the Intel Core i5-10600K is slightly faster, about 3% than the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X in these various desktop office use case workloads. This could be down to clock speed. The Intel Core i5-10600K is 8% faster than its predecessor, the i5-9600K. This is a much bigger difference, showing some improvement for sure over the last gen. The Ryzen 5 3600X beat the 9600K quite thoroughly, so the new Intel i5-10600K finally offers some competition.
In this next PCMark 10 test we are performing the Application Benchmark. This benchmark benches Microsoft Office in desktop workloads. We have Microsoft Office 2019 Home and Student installed with the latest version. In Microsoft Office usage it appears the Intel Core i5-10600K is on top again. It is just barely on top though, with very close performance to the Ryzen 5 3600X, by 6%. The Intel Core i5-10600K has a bigger uplift over the i5-9600K at 13%. Once again the Ryzen 5 3600X killed the i5-9600K, but the new Intel i5-10600K offers up some real competition in office applications.
The next test we are running is the CPU testing in Geekbench 5 (5.1.1) version. The result produces an overall score in Multi-Threading and Single-Threading.
In the Multi-Core Score, AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is on top, by 7%. Intel Core i5-10600K is 17% faster than the i5-9600K, showing a big improvement in multi-core performance. Thank you, Hyperthreading.
In Single-Core Score, the tables turn again and the Intel Core i5-10600K is on top again, by a couple of percent. No doubt the single-core clock speed boost is helping here. It is also 4% faster than the 9600K.