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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
CodenameZen+
Series: Ryzen 5 Zen+
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X compare3600 - 4200 MHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 26003400 - 3900 MHz6 / 1216 MB
Clock Rate3400 - 3900 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 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
SocketAM4 (1331)
FeaturesSSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
64 Bit64 Bit support

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
51.6 pt (57%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1245.1     avg: 1254     median: 1248.2 (29%)     max: 1270 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 155.87     avg: 157     median: 157.3 (68%)     max: 159 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
30898 MIPS (31%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4020 MIPS (26%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7.79     avg: 7.8     median: 7.8 (28%)     max: 7.82 fps
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 374.2     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 375.7 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
615 s (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
69478 Points (83%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4631     avg: 5109     median: 5109 (76%)     max: 5587 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 20633     avg: 23018     median: 23018 (40%)     max: 25403 points
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
5885 points (36%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1014     avg: 1119     median: 1118.5 (69%)     max: 1223 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5767     avg: 6070     median: 6069.5 (49%)     max: 6372 points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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