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

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 135,956 user samples
134,351 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1158
Gaming 88%
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Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 80%
1,605 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 18% Base clock 2.8 GHz
Worst Bench: 8% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 8% Great: 18%
SPEED RANK: 989th / 1158
Gaming 15%
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Desktop 23%
Workstation 8%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
15 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
41.8 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
425 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
43.7 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
911 Pts Insanely faster multi-core speed.
46.1 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
51.6 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
473 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
51.9 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1013 Pts Insanely faster OC multi-core speed.
52.4 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,040,687 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.11 % Insanely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
113 % Hugely better value.
29 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
146 % Hugely more popular.
51 %
Price (score)
$148 $50 Much cheaper.
13 Months Much more recent.
61+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
115 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
68.2 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
125 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
41.6 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
453 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
68.9 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
488 Pts Insanely faster quad-core fp speed.
41.4 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
982 Pts Insanely faster multi-core int speed.
69.4 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1020 Pts Insanely faster multi-core fp speed.
41.4 Pts

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2019 CPU Rankings.

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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