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Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

Sebastian Bade, 👁 Klaus Hinum, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Mark Riege), 05/19/2018

The new Ryzen processors give a decent boost to AMD. This will please the end users in particular, since competition is known to be good for business. The two Ryzen chips without the "X" in their labels are supposed to be energy efficient above all. You can find out in this review, what you can really get out of these processors.

Ryzen-5 and Ryzen-7 family
Ryzen-5 and Ryzen-7 family
Improvements of the Zen+ architecture
Improvements of the Zen+ architecture
More performance per clock speed at the same power consumption
More performance per clock speed at the same power consumption

After we recently tested the new Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X top models extensively, we are now looking at their "smaller" offshoots. The Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 "non-X" models are supposed to particularly score with efficiency. With this, the new processors are targeted more for power saving systems that are still supposed to convince with a good system performance. Similar to the two high-performance models, the two non-X Ryzen models are benefiting from the new Zen+ micro-architecture in the 12-nm process. The improvement of the latencies in particular ensures a decent improvement of the IPC (Instructions Per Cycle). Compared to the old 14-nm process, an increase of up to 16% with the same power consumption is supposed to be possible in this half-step update.

Offering six and eight computing cores respectively, the Ryzen 5 2600 and the Ryzen 7 2700 have just as many cores as the flagships of the two series. Due to the lower TDP (65 watts), AMD reduces the clocks speeds and the maximum possible Turbo speed considerably. Both of the non-X CPUs have to make do without the XFR overclocking. In the Ryzen 7 2700, the basic clock speed is 3.2 GHz now, while the Ryzen 5 2600 clocks slightly higher at 3.4 GHz. The reason is easily found, since the two additional computing cores of the Ryzen 7 2700 force the manufacturer to not exceed the TDP of 65 watts.

Compared to the launch prices of last-years Ryzen generation, the Ryzen-2000 series models are much more affordable. At its market introduction, the Ryzen 5 2600 costs only 195 Euros (~$230; about $190 in the US), which seems quite justified. At 289 Euros (~$340; about $290 in the US), the Ryzen 7 2700 is slightly more expensive, but offers a better multi-thread performance than the Ryzen 5 2600.

In the boxed variant, both processors have received the corresponding cooler. For the Ryzen 5 2600, this is the Wraith-Stealth and for the Ryzen 7 2700, the slightly more voluminous Wraith-Spire which we already know from the Ryzen 5 2600X. There is a small difference only the visuals, with the boxed cooler of the Ryzen 7 2700 having an illuminated red ring and the AMD letters also being lit up in red. 

Model Cores - Threads Basic Clock Speed Turbo Speed XFR Overclocking L3-Cache TDP Launch Price
Ryzen R7 2700X 8-16 3.7 GHz 4.3 GHz up to 7% 16 MB 105 Watt 319 Euros (~$376)
Ryzen R7 2700 8-16 3.2 GHz 4.1 GHz - 16 MB 65 Watt 289 Euros (~$340)
Ryzen R5 2600X 6-12 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz up to 7 % 16 MB 95 Watt 225 Euros (~$365)
Ryzen R5 2600 6-12 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz - 16 MB 65 Watt 195 Euros (~$230)
Ryzen R7 1800X 8-16 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz 100 MHz 16 MB 95 Watt 559 Euros (~$658)
Ryzen R7 1700X 8-16 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz 100 MHz 16 MB 95 Watt 439 Euros (~$517)
Ryzen R7 1700 8-16 3.0 GHz 3.7 GHz 100 MHz 16 MB 65 Watt 369 Euros (~$435)
Ryzen R5 1600X 6-12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 100 MHz 16 MB 95 Watt 280 Euros (~$330)
Ryzen R5 1600 6-12 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz 100 MHz 16 MB 65 Watt 250 Euros (~$294)

We are using the following systems for our benchmarks and tests:

  • Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi (BIOS T2b, Default Settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-3400)
  • MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC (BIOS 1.11T3, Default Settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-3400)
  • Antec 1200 Watt power supply
  • G-Skill Siper X DDR4-3400 storage kit 2 x 8 GB, set for DDR4-3400
  • ADATA SP900 M.2 256 GB
  • XFX AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

The motherboards, storage, and CPUs of those were provided by AMD.

Test system
Test system
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (cooler)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (cooler)
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi
G-Skill Siper X DDR4-3400
G-Skill Siper X DDR4-3400
Ryzen family (2600, 2600X, 2700, 2700X)
Ryzen family (2600, 2600X, 2700, 2700X)
Ryzen family (1800X, 2600, 2600X, 2700, 2700X)

Processor Benchmarks

During the benchmarks, the trend that is already indicated on paper is confirmed: The improved IPC ensures a significant optimization of the single core performance compared to the first Ryzen generation, and the multi-thread performance also benefits from the small but significant changes in the micro architecture. The two performance models (Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X) clearly differentiate themselves from the Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700, while the Ryzen 7 2700 is superior to the Ryzen 5 2600X in the multi-thread applications due to the eight cores.

Ryzen 5 2600

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CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
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HWiNFO
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Ryzen 7 2700

CPU-Z
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Ryzen Master
Performance Rating
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
68 pt ∼68%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
65.5 pt ∼66%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
63 pt ∼63%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
60.9 pt ∼61%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
59.9 pt ∼60%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
59.5 pt ∼60%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
54.7 pt ∼55%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
52.6 pt ∼53%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
51.5 pt ∼52%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
51.3 pt ∼51%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
49.1 pt ∼49%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
46.9 pt ∼47%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
199 Points ∼91% +25%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
176 Points ∼81% +11%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
164 Points ∼75% +3%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
163 Points ∼75% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
161 Points ∼74% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
159 Points ∼73%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
158 Points ∼72% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
157 Points ∼72% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
152 Points ∼70% -4%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
150 Points ∼69% -6%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
148 Points ∼68% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
147 Points ∼67% -8%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1801 Points ∼41% +42%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1647 Points ∼38% +30%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1551 Points ∼35% +22%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1537 Points ∼35% +21%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1405 (min: 1375.04, max: 1405.28) Points ∼32% +11%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1341 Points ∼31% +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1270 Points ∼29%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1143 Points ∼26% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1125 Points ∼26% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
856 (min: 824.96, max: 856.42) Points ∼20% -33%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
817.5 Points ∼19% -36%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
581 (min: 509.25, max: 581.32) Points ∼13% -54%
Blender 2.79 - ---
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
825.4 Seconds * ∼9% -120%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
550 Seconds * ∼6% -46%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
375.7 Seconds * ∼4%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
350 Seconds * ∼4% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
308.3 Seconds * ∼3% +18%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
264 Seconds * ∼3% +30%
wPrime 2.0x
1024m
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
333 s * ∼4% -136%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
210.6 s * ∼2% -49%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
198 s * ∼2% -41%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
149 s * ∼2% -6%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
149 s * ∼2% -6%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
140.9 s * ∼2%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
133.8 s * ∼2% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
130.519 s * ∼2% +7%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
118.6 s * ∼1% +16%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
109.8 s * ∼1% +22%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
103 s * ∼1% +27%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
96.622 s * ∼1% +31%
32m
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
10.8 s * ∼2% -96%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
6.9 s * ∼1% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
6.9 s * ∼1% -25%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5.77 s * ∼1% -5%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
5.5 s * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5.2 s * ∼1% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5.2 s * ∼1% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
5.141 s * ∼1% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4.62 s * ∼1% +16%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4 s * ∼1% +27%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3.8 s * ∼1% +31%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
3.484 s * ∼1% +37%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
104.5 fps ∼3% +39%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
95 fps ∼2% +27%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
89.715 (min: 89.5, max: 89.85) fps ∼2% +20%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
89.5 fps ∼2% +19%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
87.4 fps ∼2% +17%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
80.5 fps ∼2% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
74.96 (min: 74.84, max: 75.82) fps ∼2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
68.7 fps ∼2% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
49.5 fps ∼1% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
47.95 (min: 47.59, max: 49.17) fps ∼1% -36%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
39.7 (min: 39.63, max: 39.8) fps ∼1% -47%
Pass 1
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
232 (min: 229, max: 233) fps ∼86% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
226.7 fps ∼84% +10%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
207.4 fps ∼77% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
205.295 (min: 204.6, max: 207.33) fps ∼76%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
195.71 (min: 195.08, max: 196.35) fps ∼72% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
195 fps ∼72% -5%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
184 (min: 183.76, max: 184.87) fps ∼68% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
177 fps ∼66% -14%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
177 fps ∼66% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
174 fps ∼64% -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
171.59 (min: 162.5, max: 180.43) fps ∼64% -16%
WinRAR - Result
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
7120 KB/s ∼84% +58%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4779 KB/s ∼56% +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4599 KB/s ∼54% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4517 KB/s ∼53%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4440 KB/s ∼52% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4120 KB/s ∼48% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3910 KB/s ∼46% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
3846 KB/s ∼45% -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3687 KB/s ∼43% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3457 KB/s ∼41% -23%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
3229 KB/s ∼38% -29%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3040 KB/s ∼36% -33%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1 GB/s ∼53% +37%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.945 GB/s ∼50% +29%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
0.899 GB/s ∼47% +23%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.892 GB/s ∼47% +22%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.793 GB/s ∼42% +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
0.78 GB/s ∼41% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
0.732 GB/s ∼39%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.655 GB/s ∼34% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.649 GB/s ∼34% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
0.5 GB/s ∼26% -32%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.465 GB/s ∼24% -36%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
0.304 GB/s ∼16% -58%
Twofish Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1.6 GB/s ∼53% +60%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1.5 GB/s ∼50% +50%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1.4 GB/s ∼47% +40%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1.4 GB/s ∼47% +40%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1.4 GB/s ∼47% +40%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1.2 GB/s ∼40% +20%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1 GB/s ∼33% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1 GB/s ∼33% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1 GB/s ∼33%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
0.808 GB/s ∼27% -19%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.744 GB/s ∼25% -26%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
0.476 GB/s ∼16% -52%
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
10.6 GB/s ∼54% +41%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
9.6 GB/s ∼49% +28%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
9 GB/s ∼46% +20%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
8.6 GB/s ∼44% +15%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
8 GB/s ∼41% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
8 GB/s ∼41% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7.5 GB/s ∼38%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
6.7 GB/s ∼34% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5.3 GB/s ∼27% -29%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
5.2 GB/s ∼27% -31%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4.9 GB/s ∼25% -35%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
3.1 GB/s ∼16% -59%
Geekbench 4.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
25919 Points ∼72% +26%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
25223 Points ∼70% +22%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22776 Points ∼63% +10%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
21616 Points ∼60% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
20633 Points ∼57%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
15252 Points ∼42% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
13653 Points ∼38% -34%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
11266 Points ∼31% -45%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5937 Points ∼94% +28%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4999 Points ∼79% +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4706 Points ∼74% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4681 Points ∼74% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4631 Points ∼73%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4459 Points ∼70% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
4268 Points ∼67% -8%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
4148 Points ∼65% -10%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
15025 Points ∼81% +21%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
14150 Points ∼76% +14%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
3200, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
13959 Points ∼75% +13%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
3400, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
12405 Points ∼67%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
12074 Points ∼65% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
3200, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
11164 Points ∼60% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
3500, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
9566 Points ∼51% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
8241 Points ∼44% -34%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
7061 Points ∼38% -43%

* ... smaller is better

In the mobile segment, throttling is always a subject. In the desktop segment, this problem is almost not present anymore, since much better cooling units can be used. After unpacking the Ryzen 5 2600, we had our doubts whether the Wraith Stealth would be able to cool the processor effectively even under load. However, AMD proved us wrong, since the Ryzen 5 2600 and the Ryzen 7 2700 with the included cooling fan (Wraith-Spire) mastered the Cinebench-R15 multi-loop without any blunders worth mention. 

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
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AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Cinebench R15 CPU Multi Schleife
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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Cinebench R15 CPU Multi Schleife

Gaming Performance

A look at the synthetic benchmarks shows the two non-X Ryzens coming in behind the performance models. However, anyone looking at the chart more carefully will see that the Ryzen 5 2600 almost always moves ahead of the Ryzen 7 2700. We also saw the exact same thing during the gaming benchmarks. While the Ryzen 7 2700 is able to move ahead of the Ryzen 5 2600 overall, the single results show that the Ryzen 5 2600 performs better during gaming. First, this can be traced back to the missing multi-core support in games, and second, the basic clock speed of the Ryzen 5 2600 is slightly higher than the Ryzen 7 2700, which becomes a slight advantage during gaming. 

In summary, we can say that both processors are suited for gaming, and due to the lower TDP, the distance to the two performance models is relatively small.

Both test systems are based on an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, offering sufficient performance in this combination to display all the current games at 1080p with maximum details. Anyone wanting to play in UHD primarily has to select a medium Preset in order to be able to run smoothly, depending on the game

Performance Rating
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
99.5 pt ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
98.7 pt ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
98.2 pt ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
95.3 pt ∼95%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
82.4 pt ∼82%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
82.1 pt ∼82%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
77.2 pt ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
75.2 pt ∼75%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
74.9 pt ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Intel Core i5-8600K
71.2 pt ∼71%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
13.6 pt ∼14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
11.6 pt ∼12%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
38154 Points ∼100% +37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
37727 Points ∼99% +35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
37616 Points ∼99% +35%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
31265 Points ∼82% +12%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
29285 Points ∼77% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
28462 Points ∼75% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
27881 Points ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
26912 Points ∼71% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Intel Core i5-8600K
24873 Points ∼65% -11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
5475 Points ∼14% -80%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
4317 Points ∼11% -85%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
9444 Points ∼100% +42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
9353 Points ∼99% +40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
9182 Points ∼97% +38%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
7183 Points ∼76% +8%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6815 Points ∼72% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6673 Points ∼71%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
6530 Points ∼69% -2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
1085 Points ∼11% -84%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
27499 Points ∼100% +32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
27381 Points ∼100% +32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
26515 Points ∼96% +27%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
22338 Points ∼81% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
21547 Points ∼78% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
20909 Points ∼76% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
20808 Points ∼76%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
20234 Points ∼74% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Intel Core i5-8600K
18935 Points ∼69% -9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3476 Points ∼13% -83%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
2901 Points ∼11% -86%
1280x720 Sky Diver Graphics
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
73929 Points ∼100% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
72885 Points ∼99% +8%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
67352 Points ∼91%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
65638 Points ∼89% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
12013 Points ∼16% -82%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
9699 Points ∼13% -86%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
157012 Points ∼100% +33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
136949 Points ∼87% +16%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
127011 Points ∼81% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Intel Core i5-8600K
124847 Points ∼80% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
124077 Points ∼79% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
120426 Points ∼77% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
118153 Points ∼75%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
107514 Points ∼68% -9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
20848 Points ∼13% -82%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
18177 Points ∼12% -85%
Performance Rating
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
100 pt ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
97.3 pt ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
94.3 pt ∼94%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
91.8 pt ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
91 pt ∼91%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
89.3 pt ∼89%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
89.2 pt ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
88.7 pt ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
80.8 pt ∼81%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
32.1 pt ∼32%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
26.9 pt ∼27%
Far Cry 5
3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
51 (min: 44, max: 61) fps ∼100% +31%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
44 (min: 37, max: 56) fps ∼86% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
44 (min: 38, max: 56) fps ∼86% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
39 (min: 34, max: 52) fps ∼76%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
39 (min: 34, max: 51) fps ∼76% 0%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
110 (min: 89, max: 142) fps ∼100% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
106 (min: 86, max: 144) fps ∼96% +3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
105 (min: 83, max: 143) fps ∼95% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
103 (min: 82, max: 134) fps ∼94%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
100 (min: 82, max: 136) fps ∼91% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
23 (min: 17, max: 28) fps ∼21% -78%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
20 (min: 17, max: 26) fps ∼18% -81%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
125 (min: 99, max: 171) fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
122 (min: 97, max: 162) fps ∼98% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
118 (min: 90, max: 159) fps ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
115 (min: 90, max: 157) fps ∼92% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
114 (min: 89, max: 154) fps ∼91% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
49 (min: 45, max: 58) fps ∼39% -58%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
43 (min: 38, max: 51) fps ∼34% -64%
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
36.5 (min: 31, max: 40) fps ∼100% +64%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
34.6 (min: 29, max: 38) fps ∼95% +56%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
32 (min: 27, max: 36) fps ∼88% +44%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
22.2 (min: 19, max: 26) fps ∼61%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
128.4 (min: 107, max: 149) fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
116.2 (min: 88, max: 136) fps ∼90% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
111.6 (min: 92, max: 128) fps ∼87%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
111.4 (min: 74, max: 151) fps ∼87% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
22.3 (min: 18, max: 26) fps ∼17% -80%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
18.3 (min: 16, max: 21) fps ∼14% -84%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
152 (min: 111, max: 195) fps ∼100% +16%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
134 (min: 96, max: 180) fps ∼88% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
131.1 (min: 92, max: 170) fps ∼86%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
126.3 (min: 88, max: 160) fps ∼83% -4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
50.6 (min: 41, max: 57) fps ∼33% -61%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
36.8 (min: 25, max: 44) fps ∼24% -72%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
3840x2160 High Quality
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
41 fps ∼100% +61%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
27.9 (min: 20, max: 42) fps ∼68% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
27.9 (min: 20, max: 42) fps ∼68% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
27.7 (min: 13, max: 43) fps ∼68% +9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
25.4 (min: 11, max: 39) fps ∼62%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
25.2 (min: 11, max: 39) fps ∼61% -1%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
88.2 (min: 58, max: 118) fps ∼100% +8%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
87.7 (min: 62, max: 118) fps ∼99% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
82.4 (min: 53, max: 111) fps ∼93% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
82 (min: 55, max: 111) fps ∼93%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
16.4 (min: 7, max: 22) fps ∼19% -80%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
13.7 (min: 10, max: 19) fps ∼16% -83%
1280x720 Lite Quality
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
145.6 (min: 94, max: 177) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
141.5 (min: 72, max: 177) fps ∼97%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
133.6 (min: 88, max: 191) fps ∼92% -6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
133.4 (min: 78, max: 177) fps ∼92% -6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
31.3 (min: 25, max: 39) fps ∼21% -78%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
27 (min: 21, max: 33) fps ∼19% -81%
Star Wars Battlefront 2
1920x1080 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
169.2 (min: 153, max: 187) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
160.7 (min: 145, max: 187) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
150.8 (min: 134, max: 173) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
147.5 (min: 138, max: 161) fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
23.1 (min: 18, max: 27) fps ∼14% -86%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
199.1 (min: 196, max: 201) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
198.3 (min: 108, max: 201) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
198.3 (min: 190, max: 201) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
198.3 (min: 189, max: 201) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
70 (min: 49, max: 83) fps ∼35% -65%
Assassin´s Creed Origins
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
34 (min: 25, max: 55) fps ∼100% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
33 fps ∼97% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
32 fps ∼94% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
31 fps ∼91%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
71 fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
65 fps ∼92% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
64 (min: 27, max: 93) fps ∼90% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
64 fps ∼90%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
23 (min: 11, max: 40) fps ∼32% -64%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
20 (min: 12, max: 38) fps ∼28% -69%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
76 fps ∼100% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
70 fps ∼92% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
68 (min: 34, max: 93) fps ∼89% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
67 fps ∼88%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
41 (min: 15, max: 66) fps ∼54% -39%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
38 (min: 16, max: 62) fps ∼50% -43%
F1 2017
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
95 (min: 81, max: 112) fps ∼100% +90%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
91 (min: 79, max: 108) fps ∼96% +82%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
53 (min: 47, max: 64) fps ∼56% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
50 (min: 45, max: 61) fps ∼53%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
230 (min: 178, max: 266) fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
209 (min: 161, max: 244) fps ∼91% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
208 (min: 167, max: 238) fps ∼90% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
208 (min: 163, max: 240) fps ∼90%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
101 (min: 86, max: 115) fps ∼44% -51%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
85 (min: 72, max: 94) fps ∼37% -59%
Ghost Recon Wildlands
3840x2160 Very High Preset AA:T AF:8x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
38.6 (min: 26, max: 45) fps ∼100% +14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
37.6 (min: 27.6, max: 42.9) fps ∼97% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
36.7 (min: 28, max: 42) fps ∼95% +9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
33.8 (min: 24, max: 40) fps ∼88%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
127.6 (min: 109, max: 146) fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
118.9 (min: 79.6, max: 131.9) fps ∼93% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
111.1 (min: 80, max: 135) fps ∼87%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
110 (min: 95, max: 126) fps ∼86% -1%
For Honor
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
78.2 (min: 63, max: 91) fps ∼100% +80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
77.8 (min: 63, max: 89) fps ∼99% +79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
77.1 (min: 62, max: 89) fps ∼99% +77%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
77 (min: 62, max: 91) fps ∼98% +77%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
50.4 (min: 42.4, max: 58.1) fps ∼64% +16%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
49 (min: 40, max: 58) fps ∼63% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
46.3 (min: 37, max: 56) fps ∼59% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
43.5 (min: 34, max: 54) fps ∼56%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
285.6 (min: 158.1, max: 368.9) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
278.3 (min: 204, max: 344) fps ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
271 (min: 193, max: 400) fps ∼95% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
263.8 (min: 104, max: 311) fps ∼92% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
250 (min: 187, max: 317) fps ∼88% -10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
230 (min: 187, max: 300) fps ∼81% -17%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
227.2 (min: 165, max: 266) fps ∼80% -18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
185 (min: 149, max: 230) fps ∼65% -34%
Watch Dogs 2
3840x2160 High Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
36.9 (min: 32, max: 42) fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
36.2 (min: 32, max: 40) fps ∼98% +9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
33.6 (min: 30, max: 38) fps ∼91% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
33.2 (min: 30, max: 37) fps ∼90%
1366x768 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
102.4 (min: 76, max: 131) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
100.4 (min: 73, max: 129) fps ∼98%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
94.4 (min: 72, max: 121) fps ∼92% -6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
92.3 (min: 65, max: 121) fps ∼90% -8%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
115.7 (min: 87, max: 146) fps ∼100% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
110.6 (min: 81, max: 142) fps ∼96%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
104.9 (min: 79, max: 133) fps ∼91% -5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
98.3 (min: 14, max: 133) fps ∼85% -11%
Battlefield 1
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
65.2 (min: 58, max: 71) fps ∼100% +21%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
61.4 (min: 56, max: 64) fps ∼94% +14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
58.5 (min: 54, max: 62) fps ∼90% +9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
53.8 (min: 48, max: 58) fps ∼83%
1366x768 Medium Preset AA:FX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
197.5 (min: 188, max: 201) fps ∼100% +9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
182.4 (min: 170, max: 193) fps ∼92% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
182 (min: 167, max: 196) fps ∼92%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
164.7 (min: 150, max: 187) fps ∼83% -10%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
199.1 (min: 182, max: 201) fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
197.6 (min: 183, max: 201) fps ∼99%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
196.2 (min: 185, max: 201) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
181.4 (min: 141, max: 194) fps ∼91% -8%
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
3840x2160 High Preset AF:4x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
37.5 (min: 29, max: 47.2) fps ∼100% +14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
36.2 (min: 29.3, max: 45.7) fps ∼97% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
34 (min: 13, max: 50) fps ∼91% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
32.8 (min: 25.5, max: 40.9) fps ∼87%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
122.6 (min: 83.3, max: 191.2) fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
117.4 (min: 81, max: 179.6) fps ∼96%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
113.3 (min: 73, max: 177) fps ∼92% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
109.1 (min: 69.7, max: 165.9) fps ∼89% -7%
1280x720 Low Preset AF:1x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
123.9 (min: 7.4, max: 188.1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
120.9 (min: 9, max: 190) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
115.9 (min: 34.5, max: 180.5) fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
114.5 (min: 80.2, max: 178.2) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
50 (min: 38, max: 68) fps ∼40% -60%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
48.9 (min: 24.4, max: 65.4) fps ∼39% -61%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
42.5 (min: 19.4, max: 58) fps ∼34% -66%
The Division
3840x2160 High Preset AF:8x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
50.9 fps ∼100% +14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
50.6 fps ∼99% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
44.6 fps ∼88%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
44.2 fps ∼87% -1%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:4x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
185.1 fps ∼100% +8%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
171.4 fps ∼93% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
170.6 fps ∼92%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
167.8 fps ∼91% -2%
1280x720 Low Preset AF:1x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
236.1 fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
211.3 fps ∼89% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
205.3 fps ∼87% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
204.9 fps ∼87%
Far Cry Primal
3840x2160 High Preset AA:SM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
49 (min: 45, max: 54) fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
48 (min: 44, max: 52) fps ∼98% +9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
46 (min: 42, max: 51) fps ∼94% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
44 (min: 41, max: 50) fps ∼90%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:SM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
115 (min: 85, max: 138) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
114 (min: 85, max: 138) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
106 (min: 76, max: 128) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
104 (min: 76, max: 122) fps ∼90% -10%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
50.6 fps ∼100% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
50.4 (min: 45, max: 57) fps ∼100% +9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
46.1 (min: 40, max: 54) fps ∼91%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
44.6 (min: 40, max: 50) fps ∼88% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
40.3 (min: 35, max: 47) fps ∼80% -13%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
184.5 (min: 171, max: 202) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
184.4 (min: 169, max: 196) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
178.5 (min: 166, max: 197) fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
174.7 (min: 162, max: 200) fps ∼95% -5%
1024x768 Lowest Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
263.8 (min: 256, max: 274) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
263.7 (min: 256, max: 276) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
262.2 (min: 252, max: 300) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
253.2 (min: 243, max: 262) fps ∼96% -4%
The Witcher 3
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
222.3 (min: 196, max: 246) fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
210.3 (min: 194, max: 234) fps ∼95%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
209.8 (min: 187, max: 231) fps ∼94% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
201.1 (min: 176, max: 227) fps ∼90% -4%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
318.2 (min: 289, max: 352) fps ∼100% +12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
297 (min: 267, max: 336) fps ∼93% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
285.1 (min: 259, max: 331) fps ∼90% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
283.7 (min: 248, max: 321) fps ∼89%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
258.5 (min: 219, max: 295) fps ∼81% -9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
254 (min: 237, max: 292) fps ∼80% -10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
250 (min: 226, max: 287) fps ∼79% -12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
247 (min: 226, max: 273) fps ∼78% -13%
Battlefield 4
3840x2160 High Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
77 (min: 70, max: 92) fps ∼100% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
76.4 (min: 69, max: 91) fps ∼99% +12%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
76.4 (min: 69, max: 91) fps ∼99% +12%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
69.5 (min: 58, max: 84) fps ∼90% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
68.3 (min: 59, max: 83) fps ∼89%
1366x768 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
200 (min: 179, max: 202) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
200 (min: 195, max: 201) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
200 (min: 197, max: 201) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
199.7 (min: 196, max: 201) fps ∼100% 0%
1024x768 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
200 (min: 190, max: 202) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
200 (min: 192, max: 201) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
199.9 (min: 190, max: 201) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
199.6 (min: 194, max: 202) fps ∼100% 0%
BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
181.2 fps ∼100% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
170.7 (min: 58.8, max: 296.1) fps ∼94% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
164.4 (min: 57.2, max: 282.2) fps ∼91% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
160.5 (min: 54.3, max: 286.2) fps ∼89%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
156.6 (min: 52.3, max: 299.2) fps ∼86% -2%
1366x768 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
289.1 (min: 59.7, max: 743.3) fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
274 (min: 59.5, max: 723.1) fps ∼95% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
259.7 (min: 51.7, max: 729.8) fps ∼90%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
243.5 (min: 59.8, max: 669.6) fps ∼84% -6%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
308.4 (min: 29.9, max: 784.2) fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
299.1 (min: 29.9, max: 767.3) fps ∼97% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
281.5 (min: 59.6, max: 736.2) fps ∼91% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
278.7 (min: 59.6, max: 758.8) fps ∼90%

Ryzen 5 2600

low med. high ultra4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 278.7259.7229.8160.5fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 199.9200200133.168.3fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 283.7210.3125.473.345fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 263.8184.4112.39446.1fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 1291151039444fps
The Division (2016) 204.9170.6114.892.944.6fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 123.9117.496.150.532.8fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 197.6182145.5127.153.8fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 110.6100.488.865.233.2fps
For Honor (2017) 278.3153.9146.5115.643.5fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 111.186.983.352.233.8fps
F1 2017 (2017) 20818717112150fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 6764635731fps
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 198.3169.2145.8104.635.3fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 141.58256.725.4fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 131.1111.685.26522.2fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 118103999439fps

Ryzen 7 2700

low med. high ultra4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 281.5243.5219.4156.6fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 199.6199.7199.8137.269.5fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 285.1209.8120.669.444.8fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 253.2184.5111.594.740.3fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 115104948746fps
The Division (2016) 211.3167.8113.69444.2fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 120.9113.399.152.134fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 196.2182.4153.513658.5fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 104.994.486.866.333.6fps
For Honor (2017) 227.2161.4158122.746.3fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 118.985.181.653.538.6fps
F1 2017 (2017) 20919617412753fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 7065645932fps
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 199.1147.5128.4110.437.1fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 133.482.45525.2fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 134116.290.968.332fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 114100969639fps

Application Performance

In contrast to the gaming benchmarks, in the application benchmarks the order is as it should be, meaning that the Ryzen 7 2700 fares better here overall, achieving a good advantage to the Ryzen 5 2600. The two additional cores and thus the four additional threads just have more impact here than in the gaming benchmarks. We like the performance of the two non-X Ryzens despite everything, since you can arrange a well-performing and at the same time efficient system at only 65 watts. At a launching price of 195 Euros (~$230) for the Ryzen 5 2600, this is the clear price-performance winner here.

PCMark 10 vs. Ryzen 7 2700
PCMark 10 vs. Ryzen 7 2700
PCMark 10 vs. Ryzen 5 2600
PCMark 10 vs. Ryzen 5 2600
PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7764 Points ∼100% +20%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7337 Points ∼95% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7018 Points ∼90% +9%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
6465 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i7-8700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
6150 Points ∼79% -5%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5235 Points ∼67% -19%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
4160 Points ∼54% -36%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
4011 Points ∼52% -38%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4891 Points ∼100% +6%
Intel Core i7-8700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4821 Points ∼99% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4750 Points ∼97% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4633 Points ∼95% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4598 Points ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4557 Points ∼93% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4511 Points ∼92% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4431 Points ∼91% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4324 Points ∼88% -6%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
4297 Points ∼88% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
4283 Points ∼88% -7%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
8446 Points ∼100% +9%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
8217 Points ∼97% +6%
Intel Core i7-8700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
8110 Points ∼96% +4%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7948 Points ∼94% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7774 Points ∼92%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7711 Points ∼91% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
5053 Points ∼60% -35%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
4952 Points ∼59% -36%
Home Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4746 Points ∼100% +10%
Intel Core i7-8700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4648 Points ∼98% +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4647 Points ∼98% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4483 Points ∼94% +4%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4437 Points ∼93% +3%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4392 Points ∼93% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4350 Points ∼92% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4311 Points ∼91%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4209 Points ∼89% -2%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
3711 Points ∼78% -14%
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
3638 Points ∼77% -16%

Temperatures

For the stress test, we are using the included fan, which has already some heat conducting paste applied to it coming from the factory. We already saw during the Cinebench-R15 multi-loop, that both cooling fans are capable to cool the processors effectively. However, when looking at the temperatures closer, it quickly becomes clear that the Wraith-Stealth has considerable trouble to keep the Ryzen 5 2600 within its limits. During the load test, the Ryzen 5 2600 heats up to 83 °C (181 °F). This does not give much room to the user, so some good case ventilation should be necessary to prevent unexpected shutdowns in order to keep the processor from heat death. We were able to easily cause a shutdown in an attempt at overclocking. 

The included cooling fan of the Ryzen 7 2700 offers a larger cooling surface and thus also lower temperatures during load. At a good 63 °C (145 F°), the Ryzen 7 2700 remains significantly cooler than the Ryzen 5 2600.

Anyone thinking of buying the Ryzen 5 2600 should consider whether it would not make more sense to use a more powerful cooling unit.

Ryzen 7 2700 vs. Prime95
Ryzen 7 2700 vs. Prime95
Ryzen 5 2600 vs. Prime95
Ryzen 5 2600 vs. Prime95
Temperatures - CPU Temperature Prime95
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
84 °C ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
83.5 °C ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
80 °C ∼95% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
71 °C ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
70.5 °C ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
63.75 °C ∼76% -24%

Noise Emissions

Wraith-Stealth (left) vs. Wraith-Spire (right)
Wraith-Stealth (left) vs. Wraith-Spire (right)

While the fans included in the box are very quiet during idle operation, they are clearly noticeable during load. We did not notice any intermittent revving up. The operation of the smaller Wraith-Stealth was slightly louder than the Wraith-Spire of the Ryzen 7 2700. This can be traced back to the significantly smaller cooling surface. 

Both cooling systems do their job well, but those who like silence will not be happy with the included cooling fans. We definitely recommend a different cooling alternative to them. AIO liquid cooling systems offer good heat conduction at a low noise level.

Power Consumption

At 64 and 63 watts respectively without any load, the test system combined with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 does not consume much less than the two performance models. But under load, the difference in the power requirements becomes visible. During the Cinebench-R15 multi-loop, we are measuring an average of 149 watts for the Ryzen 5 2600, with the Ryzen 7 2700 being close behind with 143 watts. Compared to the two faster Ryzen (5 2600X and 7 2700X), it becomes clear here that the non-X models are geared towards energy efficiency.

However, during gaming the difference in the power consumption turns out considerably smaller. During "The Witcher 3," both systems together with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 are using less than 400 watts. This was not possible with the Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X.

Ryzen 7 2700 (idle)
Ryzen 7 2700 (idle)
Ryzen 7 2700 (Cinebench R15 Multi)
Ryzen 7 2700 (Cinebench R15 Multi)
Ryzen 7 2700 (Prime95)
Ryzen 7 2700 (Prime95)
Ryzen 5 2600 (idle)
Ryzen 5 2600 (idle)
Ryzen 5 2600 (Cinebench R15 Multi)
Ryzen 5 2600 (Cinebench R15 Multi)
Ryzen 5 2600 (Prime95)
Ryzen 5 2600 (Prime95)
Power Consumption
Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (Idle: 74.3 W)
219.2 Watt * ∼100% -47%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
164.45 (min: 159.3, max: 165.75) Watt * ∼75% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
149.52 Watt * ∼68%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
143.17 Watt * ∼65% +4%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
421 Watt * ∼100% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (Idle: 74.3 W)
408 Watt * ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
396.49 (min: 376, max: 415) Watt * ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
378.2 Watt * ∼90% +5%

* ... smaller is better

Overclocking

Ryzen CPUs with free multiplier
Ryzen CPUs with free multiplier

Even though the Ryzen 5 2600 and the Ryzen 7 2700 are trimmed for efficiency, AMD also delivers those two processors with a multiplier that can be selected freely. To test this, we overclocked both processors to 4.0 GHz in order to see how the two models handle this. For stable operation, we also had to raise the Voltage to 1.375 V. However, it should become clear to everyone that this defeats the real purpose of the processors.

During the test, both processors benefited from the increased clock speed. But the negative side effect is a significantly increased power consumption. At almost 240 watts during the Cinebench-R15 multi-loop, the non-X models use almost as much power as the Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X. Another problem turned out to be the included cooling fan of the Ryzen 5 2600, which already did not shine during regular operation. During the overclocking, the Wraith-Stealth was unable to cool the Ryzen 5 2600 effectively. After a short time, the Ryzen Master tool showed a CPU temperature of 105 °C (221 °F) and shortly after that, the system turned itself off. For longer time periods, safe operation is not possible here. 

The Wraith-Spire of the Ryzen 7 2700 fares slightly better, heating up to 93 °C (199 °F) during the overclocking. But this cannot be recommended for longer time periods either.

In summary, we would recommend against overclocking the Ryzen 5 2600 and the Ryzen 7 2700. When doing that, all the positive characteristics of the two processors are getting lost. Anyone who absolutely wants to overclock should grab a Ryzen with the "X" in its name.

Cinebench R15 Multi @ 4 GHz (Ryzen 7 2700)
Cinebench R15 Multi @ 4 GHz (Ryzen 7 2700)
Power Consumption Prime95 @ 4 GHz (Ryzen 7 2700)
Power Consumption Prime95 @ 4 GHz (Ryzen 7 2700)
Temperatures Prime95 (Ryzen 7 2700)
Temperatures Prime95 (Ryzen 7 2700)
Cinebench R15 Multi @ 4 GHz (Ryzen 5 2600)
Cinebench R15 Multi @ 4 GHz (Ryzen 5 2600)
Power Consumption Prime95 @ 4 GHz (Ryzen 5 2600)
Power Consumption Prime95 @ 4 GHz (Ryzen 5 2600)
Temperatures Prime95 (Ryzen 5 2600)
Temperatures Prime95 (Ryzen 5 2600)

Verdict

The new AMD desktop CPUs: Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700
The new AMD desktop CPUs: Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700

AMD has optimized the Zen architecture in many areas, which ensures a decent performance increase overall. The new Zen+ architecture offers a significantly better IPC. Not only the new flagships are profiting from that, but also the energy efficient Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 processors. At a TDP of 65 watts, the two CPUs offer a good performance. Anyone who wants to create an energy efficient system but not do without performance is well-served throughout by the new Ryzen models.

While in the direct comparison, the Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X we recently tested offer a slightly better performance, the price-performance crown goes to the Ryzen 5 2600, since the price at market introduction is more than fair at 195 Euros (~$230). 

With the Zen+ architecture, AMD catches up to the Coffee-Lake processors. This will please the end users in particular, since competition is known to be good for business. With its improvements of the Zen architecture, AMD was able to significantly improve the single-core as well as the multi-core performance. The Ryzen 5 2600 and the Ryzen 7 2700 are completing the new series well, and AMD is offering two very energy efficient yet fast processors with these CPUs.

The new Ryzen CPUs do not necessarily require a motherboard with the new X470 chip set. But in order to use all the new features, it should best be a current motherboard based on an X470 chip set. Anyone who still has a motherboard with the X370 chip set should make sure that it has the most current BIOS. During the purchase, the known hardware shops also offer a BIOS-update service.

Overall, the two Ryzen processors convince us both in terms of their performance as well as their power consumption. While it naturally makes sense to include a cooling unit, the Wraith-Stealth offers only a performance that is barely sufficient, and AMD should have equipped the Ryzen 5 2600 with the Wraith-Spire as well.

Now there only remains the question which processor is best suited for what user. In the test, the Ryzen 7 2700 was able to beat the more affordable Ryzen 5 2600 only in multi-thread applications. In all the other comparisons, both processors were at the same level. Anyone who wants to build a gaming system should take a closer look at the Ryzen 5 2600. Due to its higher basic clock speed, it was able to perform significantly better than the Ryzen 7 2700 in most gaming benchmarks. Moreover, its price of 195 Euros (~$230) is also a good purchase argument.

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Sebastian Bade, 2018-05-19 (Update: 2018-05-19)