AMD Ryzen 5 2600 "Pinnacle Ridge" CPU perfomance gets leaked
“Pinnacle Ridge” is the code-name given by AMD for the upcoming Zen+ processors that feature the 12 nm manufacturing process, however, it should not be confused with the 7 nm Zen 2 processors that are expected to launch in late 2018. The latest leaked model from the “Pinnacle Ridge” family is the Ryzen 5 2600, which should replace the current Ryzen 5 1600, but it should not be considered as the second gen Ryzen just yet, regardless of what the naming scheme implies. The Zen+ CPUs are more like a v1.5 upgrade for the current gen 1, as the only major improvement they bring is the shift from 14 nm to 12 nm manufacturing process.
The leaked specs for the Ryzen 5 2600 that surfaced on Geekbench reveal the CPU has the same 6-core/12-thread configuration, but the clocks have been upped a bit: base clock is now up to 3.4 GHz from 3.2 GHz, while boost clock is up to 3.8 GHz from 3.6 GHz. TDP is still 65 W and L2+L3 cache memory remains locked at 19 MB.
The Geekbench results were provided through an AMD Myrtle platform sporting 16 GB of DDR4. Compared to the Ryzen 5 1600, the “Pinnacle Ridge” upgrade performed 14.5% better in single-core tests (4269 points), also showing 31.5% improved performance in the multi-core tests (21102 points). It’s important to note that this might be just an early test model and the final specs and performance results could be increased.
AMD is expected to launch the upgraded Zen+ “Pinnacle Ridge” CPUs in April, together with the improved X470 motherboard chipset.
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