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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

AMD R5 2600X

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is a high-end desktop processor with 6 cores (12 threads) that was announced early 2018. It is based on the revised Zen+ cores and at launch the second fastest Ryzen CPU behind the Ryzen 7 2700X. The CPU cores clock at 3.6 GHz base and using Precision Boost 2 up to 4.2 GHz. All 6 cores and 12 threads can clock up to 3.9 GHz. The 6 cores are divided in two cluster (3 cores each with own L3 cache) connected via Infinity Fabric.

Compared to the older first Ryzen generation (e.g., Ryzen 5 1600X), the second generation is manufactured in an improved process (12nm called), offers and improved Precision Boost 2 (especially in partial load of the cores) and faster cache and memory speeds.

See our second generation Ryzen review for detailed benchmarks and information.

SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
CodenameZen+
Series: Ryzen 5 Zen+
» AMD Ryzen 5 2600X3600 - 4200 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 compare3400 - 3900 MHz6 / 1216 MB
Clock Rate3600 - 4200 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)95 Watt
Transistor Count4940 Million
Manufacturing Technology12 nm
Die Size209.78 mm2
SocketAM4 (1331)
FeaturesSSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$229 U.S.
Announcement Date04/12/2018

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
53.5 pt (59%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 350     avg: 352     median: 352 (2%)     max: 353.9 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
616 s (3%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4577     avg: 4642     median: 4641.5 (69%)     max: 4706 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 21616     avg: 22301     median: 22301 (39%)     max: 22986 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1066     avg: 1145     median: 1144.5 (71%)     max: 1223 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5816     avg: 6094     median: 6094 (49%)     max: 6372 points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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