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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 268,205 user samples
191,566 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
76,639 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 75th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.4 % +1% 73.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts +1% 109 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
216 Pts +1% 214 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts +0% 417 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts 693 Pts +0%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
905 Pts 905 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts +1% 234 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts +1% 464 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
789 Pts +2% 775 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1007 Pts +1% 995 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,521,646 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.99 % Hugely higher market share.
+564%
0.45 %
Value
Value For Money
91.1 % +2% 89.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
105 % +3% 102 %
Price
Price (score)
$133 +5% $140
Age
Newest
16 Months Much more recent.
+43%
28 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%
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 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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