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AMD Ryzen 5 7500F is as Fast as the 14th Gen Intel Core i5-14600K But Cheaper and More Efficient

AMD’s Ryzen 5 7500F was launched for the Chinese market but has penetrated other demographics, too. It’s essentially a 7600 with slightly lower boost clocks and a disabled iGPU. The cache, TDP, and thermal solution are identical. Depending on your location, the Ryzen 5 7500F costs less than the 7600, making it the more affordable Zen 4 CPU. Fast Technology tested the hex-core chip across a variety of games, comparing it to Intel’s pricier 14th Gen Core i5-14600K:

Assassins Creed Valhalla
Far Cry 6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

In four out of the six games tested, the Ryzen 5 7500F is as fast as the Core i5-14600K. The two exceptions are Far Cry 6 and Gears 5, where the latter is 12-13% faster. That’s not the kind of difference you’ll notice in-game. Moreover, the 7500F makes up for this in the affordability and efficiency segments.

Cyberpunk 2077
Gears 5
Shadow of War

In Cyberpunk 2077, the Ryzen 7 7500F draws up to 274W, while the Core i5-14600K sips 321W, making the Zen 4 chip 47W more efficient than its pricier Intel rival.

The Ryzen 5 7500F platform came up to 6,900 Yuan while the Core i5-14600K setup cost 8,900 Yuan, a difference of 2,000 Yuan. Considering that the gaming performance is roughly the same, and the 7500F is more power efficient, it’s a no-brainer.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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