AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
AMDFD8370FRHKBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 214,308 user samples
179,588 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 339th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
34,720 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% Base clock 4 GHz
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 558th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.3 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
62.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.6 Pts 81.5 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
108 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+60%
67.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
210 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+64%
128 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
377 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+62%
232 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
621 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+69%
368 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
83.8 Pts 91.3 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
118 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+56%
75.8 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
232 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+59%
146 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
446 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+66%
269 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
676 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+59%
426 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,097,757 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,200%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
88.6 % Better value.
+26%
70.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % Much more popular.
+35%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 Cheaper.
+20%
$175
Age
Newest
74 Months Much more recent.
+37%
117 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
889 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+106%
431 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
800 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+113%
375 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
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) over 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 workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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The FX-8370 is a top of the range black edition Vishera eight core processor based on AMD’s Piledriver architecture. It was launched in September 2014 and is both cheaper and faster than the FX-8350. The FX range offers high performance and this particular processor holds a world record for reaching an incredible 8.7 GHz when overclocked under lab conditions. For typical users however, the FX-8370 runs at 4.0/4.3 GHz (base/turbo) and typically hits 5.0 GHz when overclocked. Its effective speed is 83 which is currently only exceeded by AMD's 20% more expensive FX-9590 (scoring 85), making it relatively good value for money. Eight cores aren’t necessary for most applications, but things are changing and if you heavily rely on multi-threaded applications then the FX-8370 may be a good choice. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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