Real World Speed
Performance profile from 510,218 user samples
212,566 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 130th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
297,652 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 264th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
71.7 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
73.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
100 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
225 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+15%
196 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
375 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
711 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+13%
630 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
81.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
113 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
225 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
443 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
787 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+6%
739 Pts
Market Share
Based on 35,896,771 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.03 % Much higher market share.
+39%
0.74 %
Value
Value For Money
93.1 % Better value.
+15%
80.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
172 % Much more popular.
+31%
131 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 Cheaper.
+11%
$180
Age
Newest
31 Months More recent.
+28%
43 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1016 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+6%
955 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
937 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+14%
824 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. Even though the 2600X is plausible for 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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical 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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