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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

AMD 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 (compare)3400 - 3900 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
Clock Rate3600 - 4200 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Max. 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

wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
133.8 seconds (2%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
4.6 seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
616 Seconds (3%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
73424 Points (87%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
74442 Points (86%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
171.7 Watt (37%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
164.5 Watt (29%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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