AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

AMD Ryzen 5 2600

► remove from comparison AMD R5 2600

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is a six-core desktop processor that can handle twelve threads simultaneously thanks to Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). This technology is equivalent to Intel's Hyper-Threading. Launched in April 2018, the Ryzen 5 2600 is the second fastest Ryzen 5 processor and is much more economical than its flagship sibling. The Ryzen 5 2600 has a 65 W TDP, which is nearly 40% more efficient than the 95 W TDP Ryzen 5 2600 X. This energy efficiency comes at a cost to performance though.

The Ryzen 5 2600 has a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz, which can be boosted by Extended Frequency Range (XFR) up to 3.9 GHz. The power gain is still high in multi-threaded applications, although this is some way off the Ryzen 5 2600X. The Ryzen 5 2600 benefits from AMD's new Zen+ architecture, with a greater number of instructions per cycle (IPC) and higher clock speeds than last year's Zen chips. The Ryzen 5 2600's six cores are divided into two clusters that are connected by Infinity Fabric, a subset of HyperTransport. Each cluster has its own L3 cache.

The Ryzen 5 2600 has good performance in games. Moreover, the Ryzen 5 2600 has a higher base clock than the Ryzen 7 2700. Seeing as many games currently lack multi-core support, this means that the Ryzen 5 2600 performs better than its technically superior sibling.

Detailed information, benchmarks and values can be found in our review of the Ryzen 5 2600.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is a high-end desktop processor with 6 cores (12 threads) that was announced early 2018. It is based on the revised Zen+ cores and at launch the second fastest Ryzen CPU behind the Ryzen 7 2700X. The CPU cores clock at 3.6 GHz base and using Precision Boost 2 up to 4.2 GHz. All 6 cores and 12 threads can clock up to 3.9 GHz. The 6 cores are divided in two cluster (3 cores each with own L3 cache) connected via Infinity Fabric.

Compared to the older first Ryzen generation (e.g., Ryzen 5 1600X), the second generation is manufactured in an improved process (12nm called), offers and improved Precision Boost 2 (especially in partial load of the cores) and faster cache and memory speeds.

See our second generation Ryzen review for detailed benchmarks and information.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Ryzen 5AMD Ryzen 5
Zen+Zen+
Series: Ryzen 5 Zen+
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X3600 - 4200 MHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 26003400 - 3900 MHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 2600X3600 - 4200 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 26003400 - 3900 MHz6 / 1216 MB
3400 - 3900 MHz3600 - 4200 MHz
4 MB4 MB
16 MB16 MB
6 / 126 / 12
65 95
4940 4940
12 12
213 mm2209.78 mm2
AM4 (1331)AM4 (1331)
SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHASSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
$229 U.S.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
51.5 pt (57%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
380 Points (64%)
421 Points (71%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
2793 Points (28%)
2688 Points (27%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1245.1     avg: 1254     median: 1248.2 (29%)     max: 1270 Points
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1341 Points (31%)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 155.87     avg: 157     median: 157.3 (68%)     max: 159 Points
163 Points (71%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
13.7 Points (31%)
14.6 Points (33%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.8 Points (69%)
1.8 Points (71%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4726 Points (49%)
4958 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
28173 Points (47%)
29954 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
45033 Points (52%)
48146 Points (56%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
8024 Points (75%)
8272 Points (77%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
141 seconds (2%)
134 seconds (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
5.5 seconds (1%)
4.6 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
4517 KB/s (46%)
4599 KB/s (47%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
30898 MIPS (31%)
33222 MIPS (33%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
4020 MIPS (26%)
4293 MIPS (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
75 fps (45%)
80.5 fps (48%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
205 fps (71%)
207 fps (72%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 7.79     avg: 7.8     median: 7.8 (28%)     max: 7.82 fps
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8.3 fps (30%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (1%)
0.8 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1 GB/s (1%)
1.2 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
7.5 GB/s (1%)
8 GB/s (1%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 374.2     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 375.7 Seconds
min: 350     avg: 352     median: 352 (2%)     max: 353.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
0.7 sec (14%)
0.6 sec (14%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 R5 2600 +
9290 Points (62%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
11.2 Seconds (2%)
11.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
24.3 Seconds (1%)
24.8 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
615 Seconds (3%)
616 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
43794 Points (61%)
45760 Points (64%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
12405 points (56%)
12074 points (55%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
69692 Points (45%)
73430 Points (47%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
69478 Points (83%)
73424 Points (87%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
70522 Points (82%)
74442 Points (86%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
11219 Points (28%)
11855 Points (30%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
17063 Points (53%)
18091 Points (57%)
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
6265 Points (44%)
6530 Points (46%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4631     avg: 5109     median: 5109 (80%)     max: 5587 Points
min: 4577     avg: 4642     median: 4641.5 (73%)     max: 4706 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 20633     avg: 23018     median: 23018 (40%)     max: 25403 Points
min: 21616     avg: 22301     median: 22301 (39%)     max: 22986 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1020 Points (71%)
1067 Points (74%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5885 Points (36%)
5939 Points (36%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1014     avg: 1119     median: 1118.5 (69%)     max: 1223 Points
min: 1066     avg: 1145     median: 1144.5 (71%)     max: 1223 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5767     avg: 6070     median: 6069.5 (49%)     max: 6372 Points
min: 5816     avg: 6094     median: 6094 (49%)     max: 6372 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
951 ms (2%)
884 ms (1%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 R5 2600 +
158 Watt (42%)
172 Watt (46%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 R5 2600 +
150 Watt (40%)
164 Watt (43%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2600 → 100% n=41

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2600X → 104% n=41

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