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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 written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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