AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen+ (2018)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,497 user samples
657 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
24,840 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.3 % +2% 86.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts +2% 109 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts +2% 420 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
920 Pts +1% 912 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts +2% 119 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts +2% 470 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1034 Pts +2% 1012 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,852,154 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.4 % 0.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+88%
Value
Value For Money
104 % +3% 100 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 105 % Much more popular.
+48%
Price
Price (score)
$190 +5% $199
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+92%
13 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
116 Pts +1% 115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
126 Pts +2% 124 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
462 Pts +2% 453 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
495 Pts +1% 488 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1002 Pts +2% 982 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1038 Pts +2% 1021 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ (2018) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) above what was witnessed in the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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