AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

AMD Ryzen 5 2600

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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 3500U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is a mobile SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.2 - 3.8 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics card with 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1200 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops.

The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 3500U should be ahead the Ryzen 5 2500U (2 - 3.6 GHz) and nearly on par with the Ryzen 7 2700U (2.2 - 3.8 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
AMD Ryzen 5AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Zen+Zen+
: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (compare)3600 - 4200 MHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 26003400 - 3900 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 3500U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (compare)2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U (compare)2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 24 MB
3400 - 3900 MHz2100 - 3700 MHz
4 MB2 MB
16 MB4 MB
6 / 124 / 8
65 15
4940 4500
12 12
213 mm2
AM4 (1331)AM4
SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHAXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
384 KB
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 317     avg: 351     median: 358.5 (67%)     max: 372 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1063     avg: 1435     median: 1484.5 (15%)     max: 1540 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1270 Points (29%)
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min: 482     avg: 637     median: 647.5 (15%)     max: 682 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
159 Points (71%)
min: 131     avg: 142     median: 143 (64%)     max: 147 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
13.7 Points (31%)
7.6 Points (17%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.8 Points (69%)
1.7 Points (64%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4726 Points (49%)
min: 4542     avg: 4556     median: 4557.5 (47%)     max: 4565 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
28173 Points (47%)
min: 13249     avg: 16322     median: 17230.5 (29%)     max: 17578 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
45033 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
8024 Points (75%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
141 seconds (2%)
368 seconds (4%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
5.5 seconds (1%)
12.9 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
4517 KB/s (46%)
2455 KB/s (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 16901     avg: 17064     median: 17035 (17%)     max: 17508 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 3530     avg: 3550     median: 3553 (23%)     max: 3580 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
75 fps (45%)
39.2 fps (23%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
205 fps (71%)
135 fps (47%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
7.8 fps (28%)
01020Tooltip
min: 3.9     avg: 4     median: 4 (15%)     max: 4.15 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (32%)
0.4 GB/s (19%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1 GB/s (28%)
0.7 GB/s (19%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
7.5 GB/s (38%)
4.4 GB/s (23%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
376 Seconds (3%)
min: 680     avg: 690     median: 694 (5%)     max: 703 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.734     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.763 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU
9290 Points (62%)
min: 5044     avg: 5951     median: 5950.5 (40%)     max: 6857 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.2 Seconds (2%)
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.3 Seconds (1%)
27.8 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
615 Seconds (3%)
697 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
43794 Points (61%)
18229 Points (25%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
12405 points (56%)
min: 5213     avg: 6186     median: 6323 (29%)     max: 6967 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
69692 Points (45%)
min: 29562     avg: 33981     median: 30254 (19%)     max: 48997 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
69478 Points (83%)
min: 30656     avg: 35865     median: 31869 (38%)     max: 49067 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
70522 Points (82%)
min: 26201     avg: 37836     median: 35073.5 (41%)     max: 54995 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
11219 Points (28%)
min: 5217     avg: 6338     median: 6544 (17%)     max: 7132 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
17063 Points (53%)
min: 7496     avg: 9130     median: 9278 (29%)     max: 10054 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
6193 Points (50%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6118 Points (55%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
16467 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
12317 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
11917 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9503     avg: 12182     median: 13040 (23%)     max: 13145 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3258     avg: 3405     median: 3442.5 (71%)     max: 3478 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
13873 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3682 Points (75%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3669 Points (58%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
10597 Points (26%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4631 Points (73%)
min: 3400     avg: 3785     median: 3893 (61%)     max: 3924 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
20633 Points (36%)
min: 10099     avg: 11388     median: 11783 (20%)     max: 12171 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 772     avg: 880     median: 896 (62%)     max: 913 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2599     avg: 3035     median: 3118.5 (19%)     max: 3244 Points
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 777     avg: 876     median: 902 (62%)     max: 904 Points
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2543     avg: 3064     median: 3157 (26%)     max: 3234 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1101     avg: 1306     median: 1286.5 (2%)     max: 1692.7 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
129 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 19083     avg: 26180     median: 27726.5 (53%)     max: 29237 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 R5 2600 +
158 Watt (42%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 R5 2600 +
150 Watt (40%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2600 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 3500U → 83%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)