AMD Ryzen 5 2600

AMD 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 (compare)3600 - 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
Max. 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


Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4726 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
45033 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
140.9 seconds (2%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
5.5 seconds (1%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
615.2 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
43794 Points (73%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
69692 Points (45%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
69478 Points (90%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
70522 Points (89%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
11219 Points (28%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
157.5 Watt (68%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
149.5 Watt (62%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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