AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 164,990 user samples
36,495 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
128,495 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
80.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
101 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
387 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
922 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+8%
850 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
481 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
455 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1037 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+6%
977 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,864,465 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.26 % Much higher market share.
+54%
1.47 %
Value
Value For Money
110 % Slightly better value.
+7%
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % 145 % Much more popular.
+58%
Price
Price (score)
$160 $150 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+65%
20 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
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
126 Pts +5% 120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
460 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
436 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
501 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
474 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1000 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+6%
946 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1042 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+6%
984 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 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 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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