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
Series: Ryzen 5 Zen+
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 26003.4 - 3.9 GHz6 / 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


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
47.6 pt (48%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1245.1     avg: 1254     median: 1248.2 (28%)     max: 1270 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7.79     avg: 7.8     median: 7.8 (25%)     max: 7.82 fps
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