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AMD Ryzen 5 2600

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.

SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
CodenamePinnacle Riege (Zen+)
Clock Rate3400 - 3900 MHz
Level 2 Cache3 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Transistor Count4940 Million
Manufacturing Technology12 nm
Die Size213 mm2
Max. Temperature95 °C
SocketAM4 (LGA1331)
FeaturesDDR4-2933 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, SMT, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SME
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/13/2018
Product Link (external)www.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
29.7 pt (41%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1245     avg: 1254     median: 1248 (8%)     max: 1270 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 155.9     avg: 157.4     median: 157.3 (47%)     max: 159 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
45033 Points (31%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
140.9 s (2%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7.79     avg: 7.8     median: 7.8 (14%)     max: 7.82 fps
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Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 374.2     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 375.7 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.2 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
615 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
43794 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
69478 Points (56%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1014     avg: 1119     median: 1118.5 (47%)     max: 1223 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5767     avg: 6070     median: 6069.5 (11%)     max: 6372 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4631     avg: 5109     median: 5109 (51%)     max: 5587 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 20633     avg: 23018     median: 23018 (25%)     max: 25403 points
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
149.5 Watt (27%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
8.5 Points per Watt (6%)
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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