AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 467,164 user samples
260,103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 84th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
207,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 137th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
68.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
101 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
220 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+11%
199 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
384 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
701 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
642 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts +4% 115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
240 Pts +5% 229 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
472 Pts +4% 456 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
793 Pts +5% 758 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,641,434 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.99 % Hugely higher market share.
+172%
1.1 %
Value
Value For Money
95.7 % Slightly better value.
+9%
88.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
140 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
131 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 $113 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
19 Months Much more recent.
+41%
32 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1011 Pts +3% 984 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
914 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
839 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen
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) 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 pure 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 Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. 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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