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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 183,518 user samples
108,565 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
74,953 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
74.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
109 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
229 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
215 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
418 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
726 Pts +5% 693 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
948 Pts +5% 905 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts +3% 119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts +3% 236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
482 Pts +3% 470 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
803 Pts +3% 783 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1020 Pts +1% 1005 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,366,806 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.32 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
0.44 %
Value
Value For Money
92.9 % +4% 89.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
136 % More popular.
+21%
112 %
Price
Price (score)
$149 $140 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
17 Months Much more recent.
+41%
29 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 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
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
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. [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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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