Real World Speed
Performance profile from 192,851 user samples
192,851 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.6 % 89 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts 257 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 503 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
693 Pts 850 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+23%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
908 Pts 1074 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 141 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
240 Pts 279 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
473 Pts 554 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
789 Pts 962 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+22%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1012 Pts 1,185 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 19,453,985 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
105 % 125 % More popular.
+19%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+86%
1.63 %
Price
Price (score)
$130 Hugely cheaper.
+106%
267 USD
Value
Value For Money
91.9 % +0% 91.8 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+27%
82.8 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.89 cores Slightly higher core count.
+15%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads +4% 11.6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm +2% 12.2 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.51 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.42 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
Age
Newest
16 Months 11.6 Months Much more recent.
+38%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2019 CPU Rankings.

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 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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