AMDYD260XBCAFBOX
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 93,096 user samples
42,103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
50,993 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.5 % +4% 88.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
105 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
414 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
968 Pts 1178 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+22%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts +3% 469 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1029 Pts 1326 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 14,804,268 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.46 % Hugely higher market share.
+156%
0.57 %
Value
Value For Money
107 % 108 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % 113 % More popular.
+18%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $175 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+61%
23 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts +5% 123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
468 Pts +4% 448 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
502 Pts +2% 490 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1000 Pts 1284 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+28%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1039 Pts 1341 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+29%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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